1 - Laboratory Security

  • A101 Unlocked/ lab (Item of Concern): Lock laboratory doors when no one is present.
    TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 19; BMBL V 2007, page 48

  • A102 Unlocked cabinets (Item of Concern): Cabinets outside the laboratory that contain hazardous materials must be locked. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 19

  • A103 Inspector was not identified (Item of Concern): Visitors to lab should be approached and identified.
    TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 19; BMBL V 2007, page 46

2 - Electrical Safety

B100 - Extension Cords/Power Strips/ Plug Adapters

  • B101 - Permanent Use of Extension Cords (Item of Concern): Extension cords are for temporary use only (no more than 8 hours per day). Replace with fuse-protected power strip or permanent wiring. To have permanent wiring installed, submit request through facilities@qatar.tamu.edu. IFC 605.5

  • B102 - Extension cords above ceiling tiles (Item of Concern): Remove extension cords that are placed above ceiling tiles. IFC 605.5

  • B103 - Extension cords/power strips connected in series (Item of Concern): Extension cords and power strips should be plugged directly into wall receptacle, not “daisy-chained” or connected in a series.

  • B104 - Unfused multi-plugs or 3-way plugs present (Item of Concern): Discontinue use of 3-way plugs; replace with fuse-protected power strip. IFC 605.4

  • B105 - Power strips in fume hood (Item of Concern): Remove electrical strips from fume hood. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 26 Section 2.E.3; NFPA 45

  • B106 - Damaged electrical cord/plug (Item of Concern): Have electrical cord or plug repaired by a certified technician. IFC 605.5.3

B200 - Misc. Electrical

  • B201 - No GFCI near wet areas (Deficiency): Submit request through the Facilities Helpdesk to have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) installed on electrical outlets located within 6 feet of wet areas. NFPA 70.210.8(B)(5)

  • B202 - Damaged electrical outlet (Item of Concern): Repair is needed on electrical outlet. Submit request for repair through the Facilities Helpdesk. IFC 605.5.3; TAMU Safety Manual-Fire & Life Safety chapter VIII, section 11.1.5 Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 9

  • B203 - Obstruction blocking electrical panel (Item of Concern): Remove items that block access to the electrical panel.
    TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 9

3 - Fire and Life Safety

C100 - Fire Extinguishers

  • C101 - Obstruction blocking extinguisher (Deficiency): Remove obstruction blocking fire extinguisher. NFPA 10.6.1.3

  • C102 - Discharged fire extinguisher (Item of Concern): Fire extinguisher has been discharged. Complete an “Accident/Investigation Form” for the incident or near-miss, and submit the form to the HSSE inspector within 24 hours. NFPA 10.7.2.1.2

  • C103 - Damaged fire extinguisher (Item of Concern): Fire extinguisher is damaged. HSSE inspector will notify Facilities personnel. NFPA 10.7.2.2.2

C200 - Clearance

  • C201 - Blocked evacuation routes (Deficiency): Keep evacuation/exit routes clear of obstructions. NFPA 101.3.3.161

  • C202 - Blocked sprinkler head (Item of Concern): Remove all items stored within the 18” plane below the level of the sprinkler heads, throughout the room. NFPA 1.10.19.3

  • C203 - Combustibles near ceiling (Item of Concern): Remove all combustible items stored within 24” of the ceiling. NFPA 1.10.19.3

C300 - Bunsen Burners

  • C301 - Bunsen burner or other open flame device in use (Deficiency): Open flame devices are not allowed in TAMUQ labs.

C400 - Misc. Fire/Life Safety

  • C401 - Lab doors open (Item of Concern): Lab doors must be kept closed to maintain fire barriers and proper ventilation in lab areas. NFPA 45.8.3.3 & 45.7.4

  • C402 - Missing/damaged ceiling tiles (Item of Concern): Submit request through Facilities Helpdesk to replace missing/damaged ceiling tiles. NFPA 101.8.4.2(1)(2)

  • C403 - First Aid Kit is obstructed (Item of Concern): All Life Safety equipment should be unobstructed.

  • C404 - First Aid Kit needs to be restocked (Item of Concern): All Life Safety equipment should be kept fully stocked. Contact HSSE or Facilities to have the kit refilled after each use.

4 - Safe Lab Practices

D100 - Food/Beverages

  • D101 - Food/drink in lab (Deficiency): Food and beverages may not be consumed, stored, or prepared in lab areas. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(ix); Prudent Practices 2011, Page 109 Section 6.C.2.3; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • D102 - Food/drink in lab refrigerator/freezer (Deficiency): Food/beverages and chemicals may not be stored in the same refrigerator or freezer. Rather, store food and drink in an area outside of the lab. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 97 - 98, Page 109 Section 6.C.2.3 ; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • D103 - Food utensils washed in lab sink (Deficiency): Plates, cups, and silverware for food or beverage use may not be washed in the same sink as lab utensils and should not be in lab areas at all. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • D104 - Food or drink items found in laboratory trash (Item of Concern): Personnel shall be prohibited from eating and drinking in lab work areas. Food and drink trash should be disposed of outside of laboratory trash. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(ix), Prudent Practices 1995, page 82; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

D200 - Hand-washing Facilites

  • D201 - Sink/water needed (Item of Concern): Provide running water for hand washing. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(iv)

  • D202 - Soap needed (Item of Concern): Provide soap for hand washing. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(iv)

  • D203 - Paper towels needed (Item of Concern): Provide paper towels for drying hands after washing. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(iv)

D300 - Sharps Handling, Storage, and Disposal

  • D301 - Recapped needles (Deficiency): Do not manually recap needles. Use self-sheathing syringes or dispose of used syringes in a sharps waste container without recapping. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(vii)(viii)

  • D302 - Unsecured sharps (Deficiency): Secure razors, knives, needles, microtome blades, and other sharps to be reused in rigid protective cases. 29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(2)(vii)(viii)

D400 - Housekeeping/Misc.

  • D401 - Spilled chemicals (Deficiency): Clean up spilled chemicals on bench top, in fume hood, or on floor. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 18

  • D402 - Clutter in lab (Item of Concern): Dispose of clutter, including unnecessary boxes, old equipment, and trash. 29 CFR 1910.22(a)(1)

  • D403 - Dirty fume hood (Item of Concern): Clean dirty fume hood. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5

  • D404 - Dirty work surface (Item of Concern): Clean dirty or untidy workspace or lab bench. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 16

5 - Physical Hazards

E100 - Cryogenic Cylinders and Dewars

  • E101 - Damaged cryogenic cylinder (Deficiency): Ribbing, excessive ice buildup on tank, cracked gaskets, excessive rust, etc. are indications that the cryogenic cylinder is in poor condition. Contact service provider to have cylinder serviced. 29 CFR 1910.101; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 6

  • E102 - Pressure relief valve compromised (Deficiency): Do not plug or otherwise compromise the pressure relief valve on a cryogenic cylinder. This is an important safety feature of the cylinder. NFPA 55.8.2.5

  • E103 - Blow-out disc compromised (Deficiency): Do not plug or otherwise compromise the blow-out disc on a cryogenic cylinder. This is an important safety feature of the cylinder. NFPA 55.8.2.5

  • E104 - Cryogenic cylinder due for maintenance (Item of Concern): TAMUQ-owned cryogenic cylinder is due/past due for maintenance. Obtain maintenance from service provider and affix appropriate label of current maintenance/service. 29 CFR 1910.101

E200 - Compressed Gas Cylinders

  • E201 - Improperly secured gas cylinder (Item of Concern): Properly secure compressed gas cylinder(s) with a device designed for such use. Ropes and bungee cords are not permitted for securing cylinders. NFPA 45.11.1.5.1; NFPA 45 Annex F.17

  • E202 - Gas cylinders secured in group (Item of Concern): Secure compressed gas cylinder(s) individually, not in groups. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 168 Section 7.D.3

  • E203 - Gas cylinder missing safety cap (Item of Concern): Apply safety cap to cylinders when not in use. NFPA 45 Annex F.14

E300 - Vacuum Pumps

  • E301 - Vacuum pump missing guard (Item of Concern): Replace the belt and pulley guard that is missing from the vacuum pump. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 153 Section 7.C.2

  • E302 - Vacuum pump leaking oil (Item of Concern): Repair or replace the vacuum pump, which is leaking oil. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 153 Section 7.C.2

  • E303 - Vacuum pump venting exhaust (Item of Concern): Repair or replace the vacuum pump, which is venting exhaust into the lab. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 153 Section 7.C.2

  • E304 - Vacuum pump needs secondary containment (Item of Concern): Place vacuum pumps containing oil in secondary container made of non-combustible materials in order to contain any leaks that may occur.

E400 - Glass Equipment or Containers

  • E401 - Unshielded glass under pressure (Item of Concern): Shield and/or wrap tape around glass that is under vacuum pressure (Rotovap, glass Dewars, etc.). Prudent Practices 2011, Page 171 Section 7.E.1.2; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • E402 - Glass items on floor (Item of Concern): Do not store glass items directly on the floor. Place in cabinets or in secondary containment. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 77 Section 4.E.10

E500 - Misc. Hazards

  • E501 - Unguarded moving parts (Deficiency): Guard exposed, moving parts of equipment, including pinch points and belts. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 163 Section 7.C.8.4.2; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9

  • E502 - Tripping hazard (Item of Concern): Relocate, tape down, or otherwise secure electrical cords, computer cables and/or hoses that present tripping hazards. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 77 Section 4.E.10

  • E503 - Heavy items are stored above shoulder level (Item of Concern): Heavy items should be stored on lower shelves to avoid potential injury.

6 - Chemical Fume Hoods

  • Are there chemical fume hoods present in the lab?

F100 - Obstructed Fume Hood

  • F101 - Airflow obstructed in fume hood (Deficiency): To avoid obstructing airflow in the fume hood, place items at least 6 inches back from the face of the hood and 6 inches away from the baffles in the rear of the hood. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5, Page 159 Section 7.C.5.7, Page 110 Section 6.C.2.4.1

  • F102 - Equipment blocks airflow in fume hood (Deficiency): Use jacks to elevate equipment 2-4” off the floor of the fume hood to improve airflow in the hood. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5, Page 110 Section 6.C.2.4.1

  • F103 - Clutter in fume hood (Item of Concern): Remove clutter from fume hood. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5, Page 110 Section 6.C.2.4.1

  • F104 - Chemicals stored in fume hood (Item of Concern): Remove chemicals stored in fume hood. Return them to chemical storage cabinets. NFPA 45.9.2.3.7; Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5

  • F105 - Loose paper in fume hood (Item of Concern): Remove loose paper (paper towels, Kim wipes, notebook paper) from fume hood. Paper can become lodged in the ductwork, and removing it requires significant monetary costs and labor. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 223 Section 9.C.2.5, Page 110 Section 6.C.2.4.1

F200 - Improper Use of Fume Hood

  • F201 Personnel using out-of-service fume hood (Deficiency): Do not use any fume hood that has been tagged out of service. Submit work order through Facilities Helpdesk for repair. HSSE must certify the repaired hood before it can be used. NFPA 45.8.13.2; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 6

  • F202 - Fume hood sash left up (Item of Concern): Pull fume hood sash down completely when the hood is unattended. Pull down to lowest working level when working in the hood. NFPA 45.8.8.3

  • F203 - Personnel using perchloric acid (70% or greater, or heated) in a regular chemical fume hood (Deficiency): Use of perchloric acid (70% or greater, or heated) in a regular chemical fume hood can lead to formation of explosive peroxides in the duct work. The department is now responsible for having the fume hood professionally cleaned before any maintenance or repair work. NFPA 45.8.11.10

F300 - Misc. Fume Hood

  • F301 - Items on fume hood knobs (Item of Concern): Remove items that are hanging on fume hood control knobs.

7 - Personal Protective Equipment/Eyewash/Showers

G100 - Emergency Shower

  • G101 - Blocked emergency shower (Deficiency): Remove obstruction(s) blocking emergency shower to ensure clear access to this safety equipment. ANSI Z358.1-2009 Section 4.5.2

G200 - Eyewash

  • G201 - No eyewash (Deficiency): Provide a continuous-flow (plumbed), hands-free, ANSI Z358.1 approved eyewash station. There is not one available in this lab. ANSI Z358.1-2009 Section 5

  • G202 - Inadequate eyewash (squeeze-bottle) (Item of Concern): Provide a continuous-flow (plumbed), hands-free, ANSI Z358.1 approved eyewash station. A squeeze-bottle eyewash is not adequate. ANSI Z358.1-2009

  • G203 - Inadequate eyewash (single-head drench hose) (Item of Concern): Provide a continuous-flow (plumbed), hands-free, ANSI Z358.1 approved eyewash station. A single-head drench hose is not adequate. ANSI Z358.1-2009

  • G204 - Eyewash unit not flushed (Item of Concern): Lab personnel must flush eyewash units once weekly for 3-5 minutes. Keep a log to record weekly activation of eyewash units (HSSE will provide an Eyewash Activation Log upon request). ANSI Z358.1-2009

  • G205 - Non-functional eyewash (Item of Concern): Eyewash unit is in need of repair. Submit request through the Facilities Helpdesk to have eyewash unit repaired. ANSI Z358.1-2009 Page 12 Section 5.5

G300 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • G301 - Inadequate PPE (general) (Deficiency): Ensure lab personnel wear appropriate PPE (eye protection, lab coats, gloves, etc.) and clothing (no shorts, bare midriffs, unsecured long hair, dangling jewelry or open-toed shoes) when working in the lab. Post PPE requirements on the door to the lab based on hazards present within the lab. 29 CFR 1910.132; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 14; Prudent Practices 2011, Page 175

  • G302 - Safety eyewear inadequate or not worn (Deficiency): Use appropriate safety eyewear for the work being performed, such as safety glasses for impact hazards or chemical splash goggles for handling chemicals. Post PPE requirements for appropriate eyewear on the door to the lab. 29 CFR 1910.133; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 17; Prudent Practices 2011, Page 175 Section 7.F.1.3

  • G303 - Lab coats not worn (Deficiency): Ensure lab personnel wear lab coats or other protective clothing when working in areas with chemical or biological hazards. Post PPE requirements on the door to the lab. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 175 Section 7.F.1.1; 29 CFR 1910.132; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 17

  • G304 - Improper foot-wear (Deficiency): Ensure lab personnel wear closed-toe shoes in the lab. Crocs, sandals, flip flops, and other shoes that do not cover the feet are not appropriate. Post appropriate foot ware requirements on the door to the lab. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 175 Section 7.F.1.2 & 176; 29 CFR 1910.136; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 17

  • G305 - Respirators available for use without respirator program in place (Item of Concern): Respirators must be registered with HSSE before use. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual, Section 8

8 - Chemical Safety

H100 - General Chemical Storage

  • H101 - Hazardous liquids above eyelevel (Item of Concern): Do not store hazardous liquid chemicals above the eye level of the shortest person working in the lab. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 95 Section 5.E.1, Page 114 Section 6.C.5

  • H102 - Chemicals on workbench (Item of Concern): To avoid cluttering workspaces, do not store multiple chemicals on workbenches. Return chemicals to storage cabinets when they are not actively being used. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 95 Section 5.E.1

  • H103 - Chemicals on edge of bench top (Item of Concern): Do not place chemical bottles on the edge of the bench top, where they can easily be knocked to the floor. Prudent Practices 2011 page 95

  • H104 - Heavy chemicals on upper shelves (Item of Concern): Store heavy chemical containers on the lowest shelves. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 95 Section 5.E.1

  • H105 - Chemicals on floor (Item of Concern): Do not store chemicals directly on the floor. Rather, store them in approved cabinets or in secondary containers large enough to hold the entire contents of the bottle in case of a spill. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 95 Section 5.E.1, Page 113 Section 6.C.3

H200 - Flammable Chemical Storage

  • H201 - Excessive flammables outside of flammable cabinet (Deficiency): Store flammable chemicals in excess of 10 gallons in a flammable storage cabinet. NFPA 45.10; NFPA 30.9.5

  • H202 - Flammables stored near ignition source (Deficiency): Store flammable chemicals away from ignition and heat sources and out of direct sunlight. NFPA 45.12.2.3.3

  • H203 - Flammables in household-style refrigerator/freezer (Deficiency): Flammable chemicals needing refrigeration must be kept in a Lab-safe refrigerator/freezer (that is, safe for flammable storage). Flammable chemicals may not be kept in a household style or commercial refrigerator/freezer or in a walk-in cooler. NFPA 45.12.2.2.2.1

  • H204 - Improper storage of flammables (Item of Concern): Store flammable chemicals in flammable storage cabinet. NFPA 30.9.5

H300 - Chemical Dating & Retention

  • H301 - Old non-time sensitive chemicals (Item of Concern): Noted non-time sensitive chemicals older than 5 years in the lab. Periodically review chemical inventory. Dispose of old chemicals that are no longer used. Label non-time-sensitive chemicals that are still in use with current 'in use' date.

  • H302 - Chloroform out of date (Deficiency): Chloroform should be used within 1 year of purchase or 6 months after opening, because it can form phosgene gas upon decomposition. Dispose of any chloroform once these time limits have passed. This is also true for chloroform that has had stabilizers added. NFPA 45.9.2.3.4

  • H303 - Peroxide forming chemicals out of date (Deficiency): Explosive peroxide forming chemicals and oxidants such as ethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran (THF), perchloric acid, cyclohexene, butadiene, isopropyl ether and dioxanes must be used within 1 year of purchase or 6 months after opening and must be disposed of before the expiration date. Tag these chemicals for disposal immediately if past these time constraints. NFPA 45.9.2.3

  • H304 - Undated chemicals (Item of Concern): Date chemicals when received and again when opened. If date of acquisition or opening is unknown, back-date to the oldest known date for a reference point, e.g. "REC'D PRE-2010" or “OPENED PRE-2010” NFPA 45.9.2.3.4; NIOSH Publication 2007-107

H400 - Faulty Containers & Unstable Chemicals

  • H401 - Unstable chemicals (Deficiency): Do not attempt to open or move peroxide-forming and oxidizing chemicals (such as ethyl ether, THF, perchloric acid, cyclohexene, butadiene, isopropyl ether and dioxanes) with crust on lid, stratification of liquid, discoloration, or crystallization. (HSSE will follow-up with PI).

  • H402 - Damaged chemical container (Item of Concern): Repackage or dispose of chemicals in deteriorated containers. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 113 Section 6.C.3

  • H403 - Missing or damaged chemical cap (Item of Concern): Replace cracked or missing cap on chemical container. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 113 Section 6.C.3

H500 - Chemical Segregation

  • H501 - Unsegregated chemicals (Deficiency): Segregate chemicals by hazard class (flammable, corrosive, oxidizer, reactive, toxic). Recommend using a color-coded labeling system on chemical containers to quickly identify the hazard class. For more information, contact HSSE at safety@qatar.tamu.edu. NFPA 45.9.2.3.2

9 - Waste Disposal

I100 - Waste Disposal

  • I101 - Improper sharps waste container (Deficiency): Use an approved sharps container with a non-removable lid for disposal of metals sharps. If sharps are biohazardous, autoclave before disposal. If sharps are not biohazardous, remove the biohazard label from the container and label the container "NON-BIOHAZARDOUS SHARPS." When full, place the container in a black trash bag before disposing in the dumpster.

  • I102 - Uncapped waste (Item of Concern): Tightly cap waste container that was left uncapped. Recommend using screw-on funnel with cap for waste containers that are accessed frequently. 40CFR 265(i)

I200 - Improper Accumulation of Waste

  • I201 - Old samples present (Deficiency): Dispose of old samples that are no longer needed.

  • I202 - Full waste containers (Deficiency): Dispose of filled chemical waste containers by contacting HSSE. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 8

  • I203 - Used lecture bottles (Deficiency): Dispose of used lecture bottles. Prudent Practices 2011, Page 100 Section 5.E.6

I300 - Glass Disposal

  • I301 - Improper glass disposal (Deficiency): Dispose of broken glass in a covered sturdy box marked "BROKEN GLASS." 30 TAC § 330.1219 (b)(4); Prudent practices 2011, Page 113 Section 6.C.3

  • I302 - Over-filled glass waste (Deficiency): Do not overfill glass waste container. Glass should not protrude over lip of disposal container. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • I303 - Unlabeled glass waste (Item of Concern): Glass disposal box should be marked "BROKEN GLASS." Prudent practices 2011, Page 114 Section 6.C.3

I400 - Improperly Labeled Chemical Waste

  • I401 - Improperly labeled chemical waste (Item of Concern): Label chemical waste container with the words "HAZARDOUS WASTE" or tie a Hazardous Waste Disposal tag on the container with string. 30 TAC § 330.1207; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 8

  • I402 - Hazardous waste not identified (Item of Concern): List the chemical contents on the waste disposal container or on the Hazardous Waste Disposal tag tied to the container. 30 TAC § 330.1207; NFPA 45.9.3; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 8

  • I403 - Dated hazardous waste disposal tags (Item of Concern): DO NOT date Hazardous Waste Disposal tag. EHS will date the tag at time of pick-up. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 8

10. Warning Sings/Labels

L100 - Chemical Container Labels

  • L101 - Damaged/missing chemical label (Deficiency): Replace missing or deteriorating labels on primary (original) chemical containers. 25 TAC §295.6

  • L102 - Improperly labeled secondary container (Item of Concern): Ensure that all containers (squeeze bottles, flasks, dilutions, etc.) are labeled with the complete name of the contents, even those that contain water or are a part of equipment or experiments. The label should also include words, pictures, and/or symbols to notify users of the hazards of the chemicals. Replace fading/deteriorated labels. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 6; 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(9)

  • L103 - Improperly defaced bottles (Item of Concern): Deface labels on all empty bottles prior to reuse, and label the bottles with the identity of the new contents to prevent confusion. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 6; 25 TAC §295.6

L200 - Equipment Signage

  • L201 - Unlabeled microwave (Item of Concern): Label microwave "Lab Use Only." TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • L202 - Unlabeled freezer (Item of Concern): Label freezer "Not Safe for Flammable Storage." Prudent Practices 2011, Page 98 Section 5.E.4; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • L203 - Unlabeled refrigerator (Item of Concern): Label refrigerator "Not Safe for Flammable Storage." Prudent Practices 2011, Page 98 Section 5.E.4; TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • L204 - Unlabeled ice maker (Item of Concern): Label ice maker "Not for Human Consumption." TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

  • L205 - Unlabeled hot surface (Item of Concern): Place warning sign on equipment with hot surfaces. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 4

L300 - Door Signs

  • L301 - Lack of warning signs (Item of Concern): Post specific warning signs for the hazards present (Chemicals, Biohazards, Radioactive Materials, LASER, etc.) on the lab door. (HSSE inspector will notify the appropriate group with oversight.) TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9, Chapter 5 Section 1.1; 29 CFR 1910.145, 21 CFR 1040.10(g)

  • L302 - Improper warning signs (Item of Concern): Remove from the lab door any warning signs that are not appropriate for the hazards in the lab. (EHS will notify the appropriate group with oversight.) TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9

  • L303 - No ECI outside lab door (Item of Concern): Post emergency contacts and off-hour phone numbers on all outer lab doors. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9

  • L304 - Out of date ECI (Item of Concern): Update Emergency Contact Information on lab door. TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9

11 - Radiation/Laser Safety

  • M100 Is there a Class IIIB or IV laser present in the lab?

  • M101 - Class IIIb and Class IV Lasers not registered with HSSE (Item of Concern): HSSE inspector will notify the Laser Safety Group. 25 TAC §289.301

  • M102 - No Laser eyewear available (Item of Concern): HSSE inspector will notify the Laser Safety Group. 25 TAC §289.301

  • M103 - Lab personnel have not had Laser training (Item of Concern): HSSE inspector will notify the Laser Safety Group. TAMU Rule 24.01.01.M5 section 1(1.3)(1.4); TAMUQ Laboratory Safety Manual Section 9

  • M104 - Inadequate laser protection provided at the door or windows (Item of Concern): Consult with HSSE to ensure proper radiation guarding has been installed on entrances and windows.

  • M200 Are there any ionizing radiation producing devices in the lab?

  • M201 - Ionizing radiation device is not registered with HSSE (Deficiency): All ionizing radiation devices must be registered with HSSE and the Ministry of Environment.

  • M202 - No Radiation Safety Training (Item of Concern): Ensure laboratory personnel have attended radiation safety training course from HSSE.

  • M300 - Are there any other radiation producing devices in the lab?

  • M301 - Proper PPE is not being used with the radiation producing device (Item of Concern): PPE as determined by a complete hazard analysis must be worn while using the equipment.

  • M302 - Proper safety precautions are not being followed for the type of radiation being used (Item of Concern): A complete hazard analysis should be completed and mitigation strategies implemented before using the equipment.

  • M303 - No safety training for the type of radiation being used (Item of Concern): If available, safety training should be completed before using radiation generating equipment.

12 - No Unsafe Conditions Found

  • N101 - No unsafe conditions found.

13 - Other Violations

  • O100 - Other violations were found that are not covered by other questions.

  • Enter the violations below. Continue entering them for additional violations.

  • Other Violations
  • Please describe the violation

  • Add a picture if needed.

14 - Administrative

P200 - Documentation

  • P201 - No SDS available (Deficiency): A current manufacturer-specific safety data sheet (SDS) must be maintained and made available to lab employees for each chemical used or stored in the lab. THCA Section 502.006; TAMU Hazard Communication Program, Page 6 - Material Safety Data Sheets - HSC 502.006; 25 TAC §295.5

  • P202 - SDS are not organized. (Item of Concern): SDS should be well organized for easy access for lab workers. THCA Section 502.006; TAMU Hazard Communication Program, Page 6 - Material Safety Data Sheets - HSC 502.006; 25 TAC §295.5

  • P203 - Lab not decommissioned by HSSE (Deficiency): Laboratories must be decommissioned by Environmental Health & Safety whenever a lab will be permanently closed or will be vacated by the current faculty member/principal investigator (PI). The decommissioning process, including a close-out inspection, must be completed prior to the new PI moving into the lab. TAMU Rules: (SAP) 24.01.01.M4.04

  • P204 - No approved PSA available in the lab. The lab should have the most recent signed PSA and accompanying documentation in hard copy in the lab at all times for the review of lab personnel.

P100 - Training

  • P101 - Lab personnel lack general HazCom training (Deficiency): Laboratory employees must be provided general Hazard Communication and/or Introduction to Laboratory Safety Training prior to beginning work in a TAMU laboratory. This training must be documented and kept on file. THCA Section 502.009; TAMU Hazard Communication Program, Page 5, Chemical Safety Information And Training - HSC 502.009 and 502.017(b) and Page 6; 25 TAC §295.7(b)

  • P102 - Lab personnel lack work area specific training (Deficiency): Laboratory employees must be provided Work Area Specific Training prior to beginning work in a TAMU laboratory and whenever new hazards, new equipment, and/or new processes are introduced. This training must be documented and kept on file. THCA Section 502.009; TAMU Hazard Communication Program, Page 5, Chemical Safety Information And Training - HSC 502.009 and 502.017(b) and Page 6; 25 TAC §295.7(b)

  • P103 - Lab personnel lack hazard specific training (Deficiency): Laboratory employees must be provided Work Area Hazard Specific Training for extremely toxic chemicals (such as Hydrogen Fluoride, Phosgene), explosives, pyrophorics, etc., prior to beginning work in a TAMU laboratory and whenever new hazards, new equipment, and/or new processes are introduced. This training must be documented and kept on file.

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