Is the Chemical Hygiene Plan accessible in the lab?
Has the Plan been reviewed and signed by all lab workers?
Is lab-specific safety information in the Plan (Appendix A) being updated annually?
Is the lab chemical inventory up-to-date with all Safety Data Sheets available for reference?
Are eye protection and other special signs posted on doors (if applicable)?
Are there signs on contaminated equipment (if applicable)?
Are food and drinks being excluded from the lab?
Are appropriate safety glasses or googles being worn?
Are appropriate gloves being provided?
Are lab doors locked when not in use?
Is a list of authorized lab personnel posted near the entrance?
Are extension cords being used properly and within limitations?
Are Relocatable Power Taps being used properly and within limitations?
Are Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors (GFCI) installed within 6 feet of any water source?
Are all cords of electrical equipment in good condition?
Are aisles free of clutter and is there at least 36 inches of clearance?
Are exits marked?
Is the building evacuation plan posted in a conspicuous location?
Are emergency phone numbers near a phone or outside of the door?
Have lab personnel been trained on each applicable Emergency Response Plan?
Is there a spill kit available in the lab with a posted or known location?
Are chemical storage containers compatible, appropriate, and in good condition?
Are breakables being stored away from shelf edges and at or below eye level?
Are chemical storage containers labeled appropriately?
Are chemical storage container labels legible?
Are chemicals being segregated and stored with compatible or like chemicals? (i.e. segregation of flammables and oxidizers; nitric acid and acids; acids and bases, etc.)
Are storage cabinets and shelves in good condition?
Are chemical storage areas identified with signs? (i.e. flammables, corrosives, poisons, etc.)
Are total flammable liquids under the maximum amount allowed per lab?
Are cylinders stored properly and capped if unused?
Are cylinders properly labeled and secured?
Are empty cylinders being managed or returned?
Are peroxide forming chemicals being labeled with appropriate dates (received, opened, and 6-month test date)?
Are air, water, light, etc. reactive chemicals stored appropriately?
Is there an identified central location for hazardous waste?
Is waste being appropriately segregated?
Are proper containers being used (compatible, closable, good condition)?
Are hazardous waste container labels legible with required information (name and waste constituents)?
Are floors, walls, work benches, etc. clean?
Is the lab neat and clean in appearance?
Is there adequate space to perform work safely?
Is safety equipment (fire extinguishers, eye wash/shower, etc.) unblocked and accessable?
Is there at least 18 inches of clearance from the ceiling in regard to storage?
Is fume hood chemical storage appropriate in regard to its designated use?
Is the sash placed in the proper condition when not in use?
Are lab employees trained in hood use?
Is a proper sharps container in use (if applicable)?
Are needles and syringes being stored appropriately (if applicable)?
Is all in-use laboratory equipment in good repair?
Are all gas and water lines free of leaks and functioning properly?
Is all equipment being adequately guarded to prevent injuries?
Are eyewash/shower inspections current?
Are fire extinguisher inspections current?
Are chemical fume hood and biosafety cabinet certifications current?
Are chemical fume hoods functioning appropriately?
* To be checked by inspection teams. Laboratory personnel should report to the Safety Officer if they notice that these items are not being completed.