1.0 General Safety

  • 1.1 Lab is maintained secure. Door is locked when no one is in lab. SOP-COR-0013

  • 1.2 Appropriate clothing worn by everyone in lab. SOP-COR-0013

  • 1.3 Is Personal protective equipment (PPE) worn? (i.e. lab coats, nitrile gloves, safety glasses, etc.) 29 CFR 1910.132 (a)

  • 1.4 Work and storage areas clear of clutter; access to exit is unrestricted. 29 CFR 1910.37 (a)(3)

  • 1.5 No food or drinks found in labs. SOP-COR-0013

  • 1.6 Hazard sign posted on corridor door. ANSI Z535-2011 (R2017)

  • 1.7 Emergency phone numbers & emergency plan posted. 29 CRF 1910.38 (f)

2.0 Chemical Safety

  • 2.1 Eyewash not blocked; can be accessed easily. 29 CFR 1910.151 (c)

  • 2.2 Fume hood free of clutter and stored chemicals. ANSI/AIHA/ASSP Z9.5-2012 , WIS-QCG-0001

  • 2.3 Appropriate labels are found on all hazardous chemical containers. 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(6)(ii)

  • 2.4 Shelves and chemical containers in good condition (no leaks, rust). 29 CFR 1910.176(b),
    21 CFR 211.80 (b)

  • 2.5 Spill control equipment (neutralizers, absorbent pads) are present. GOJO ICP

3.0 Hazardous Waste

  • 3.1 Is Hazardous chemical waste generated in this area? GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 3.1a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) is located at or near where waste is generated. GOJO Satellite Accumulation Policy

  • 3.1b Maximum SAA storage capacity not exceeded. GOJO Satellite Accumulation Policy

  • 3.2 Is regulated medical waste or "sharps" waste generated in this area? Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

  • 3.2a Sharps are disposed in a proper container that is kept closed unless waste is being added. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

  • 3.2b Regulated medical waste is placed in red bags within boxes that are properly labeled or in another suitable container Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

4.0 Biological Safety

  • 4.1 Biohazard signs are posted in all labs handling infectious materials. ANSI Z535-2011 (R2017)

  • 4.2 Lab coats, gowns or scrubs are in use in labs handling infectious materials. SOP-COR-0013

  • 4.3 Disinfectants are on hand for sanitizing bench tops and treating spills. SOP-COR-0011

  • 4.4 Biological safety cabinet(s) were certified within the last 12 months. NSF/ANSI 49 NSF/ANSI 49 - 2010

5.0 Storage Compliance

  • 5.1 No flammable chemicals stored in regular refrigerator. 29 CFR 1910.39

  • 5.2 Biological materials are not stored in hallways or chaseways in unlocked freezers or refrigerators. 29 CFR 1910.1030

  • 5.3 All compressed gas cylinders secured in upright position and are secure from tipping. 29 CFR 1910.101(b)

  • 5.4 All compressed gas cylinders capped when not in use. Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet P-1-1965

  • 5.5 Waste containers are in good condition (not leaking, rusted, bulging or damaged). GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.6 Each container is marked with the words "Waste". GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.7 Waste containers are kept closed unless adding waste. GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.8 Each container is marked with full chemical names identifying the contents stored inside (no abbreviations or formulas). GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.9 Waste containers storing liquid hazardous waste at or near sinks and drains are stored within secondary containment. GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.10 Secondary containment is in good condition (free of cracks, gaps and impervious to leaks). GOJO Hazardous Waste Disposal Policy

  • 5.11 Are secondary bottles labeled to meet HMIS or GHS compliance? Do they contain HMIS information or pictograms to indicate hazards along with first aid and specific hazard warning instructions. 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(6)(ii)

  • 5.12 Flammable liquids not stored near hot plates or other ignition sources. GOJO ICP, 29 CFR 1910.106(a)(32)

  • 5.13 Materials stored 18 inches or more from sprinkler heads and ceiling, 24 inches or more if room has no sprinkler heads. 29 CFR 1910.159(c)(10)

Lab Safety Continued

6.0 Electrical Safety

  • 6.1 Flexible cords are in good condition.

  • 6.2 Cover plate in place for outlets and switches. Knockouts are covered.

  • 6.3 Circuit breaker panels unobstructed.

  • 6.4 Multiplug adapters have overload protection.

  • 6.5 No extension cords used.

  • 6.6 Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) used for wet/exterior use.


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