• Are both the lab door and emergency information signs posted with up to date personnel and hazard information?

  • Does the lab have a clean and orderly appearance?

  • Are fire and life safety issues addressed such as electrical panels, alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers and exits not obstructed?

  • Is all lab safety equipment {emergency eyewash (weekly), shower (annually), fumehoods (annually), biosafety cabinets (annually), autoclaves(periodically), etc.) in good working condition and tested and documented in accordance with EHS requirements?

  • Have all personnel in the lab, including the PI, completed their relevant EHS trainings (Laboratory and Research Safety, Laser, Biosafety, Radiation, etc.) (initial/refresher) and are the training records available for review?

  • Has the lab completed their Unit Specific Plan and has it been updated, reviewed and signed by all personnel working in the lab within the past year?

  • Are Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) developed for all hazardous chemicals, equipment and processes?

  • Has someone representing the lab logged into the chemical and radioactive material inventory systems (BioRAFT/CHIMS) to verify the account and update the inventory?

  • Is PPE present in the lab and do the lab personnel know how to properly select the PPE for the hazards present and when to use it?

  • Are hazardous materials (chemicals, biologicals and radioactive) properly segregated and stored properly?

  • Are chemical, biological and radioactive wastes managed properly? (closed, secondary containment, not leaking, signage, segregated and inspected weekly)?

  • Has the annual lab self inspection(s) been performed and all issues rectified?

  • Have all work surfaces, equipment and hazardous or infectious materials been decontaminated with appropriate disinfectant or other effective method and necessary documentation retained for rad, bio and chem?

  • Is lab access and security controlled per institutional polices for hazardous chemical, biological and radioactive materials?

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