• Audit Title

  • Document No.

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel


  • Has last inspection been reviewed

  • Laboratory signage displayed on door

  • Fdny permit displayed and current

  • No students working in lab unsupervised

  • All users of lab have current C-14 certificate<br><br>

  • MSDS sheets are maintained correctly and are readily available to lab staff and emergency personnel

Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency telephone numbers posted

  • All exits clear and unobstucted

  • Fire extinguishers clearly visible and unobstructed

  • Fire extinguishers passed monthly and yearly inspections

  • Fire extinguishers correct for hazards present

  • Safety showers present and working

  • Eyewash stations present and working

  • All doors leading outside lab have working self closing doors


  • Counters and floors are uncluttered

  • Passageways are clear

  • Broken glass/syringe disposal containers provided where needed and clearly labelled

  • No storage within 18" of ceilings in sprinklered areas

  • Warning signs current, no frivolous signs are posted

Compressed gases

  • All cylinders secure in place

  • Oxidizing and flammable gases stored separately

  • Cylinders hydrostatictly tested in past 10 years

Mechanical hazards

  • Machine guards in place where required

Electrical hazards

  • No frayed wires

  • Electrical panels unobstructed

  • Extension cords not used for permanent equipment

Spill cleanup

  • Spill cleanup materials available

  • Workers trained in spill cleanup

Lab hoods

  • Hood sash in place and operable

  • Sash is used at proper working height

  • Hood tested within last year

  • Hood interior is clean and uncluttered

Personal protective equipment

  • Safety goggles are available and worn

  • Appropriate gloves are available and used

  • Lab coats are worn

  • Appropriate shoes are worn

Chemical storage

  • Chemical stock kept at minimum

  • FDNY storage limits observed

  • Chemical are segregated according to compatibility

  • Chemical containers are stored and in good condition

  • Highly reactive chemicals are disposed of before expiration date (THF, ether ...)

  • All chemical containers are properly labelled

  • No flammable liquid stored in standard refrigerators

  • No chemicals stored above eye level

Waste management

  • Waste containers properly labelled

  • Waste containers are compatible with waste

  • Waste container closed

  • Waste located away from drains and sinks

  • Waste containers are in secondary containment

  • Waste stored together are compatible

  • Full waste containers moved to main accumulation area

Additional safety concerns observed

Sign off

  • On site representative signature

  • Inspectors signature

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