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Lab Safety and Health Audit

General Safety

  • Lab is maintained secure. Door is locked when no one is in lab.

  • Appropriate clothing worn by everyone in lab.

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e. lab coats, Autoclave gloves/apron, safety glasses, etc.)

  • REFERENCE: Lab PPE to be worn
    [This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

  • Work and storage areas clear of clutter; access to exit is unrestricted.

  • No food or drinks found in labs.

  • Emergency phone numbers & plan posted next to phone.

  • Broken glass cleaning equipment is available (grey hand broom and dust pan).

Chemical Safety

  • Eyewash station/bottles are not blocked (easily accessible).

  • Fume hood free of clutter and stored chemicals.

  • Appropriate labels are found on all hazardous chemical containers.

  • No flammable chemicals stored in regular refrigerator.

  • Compressed gas cylinders secured in upright position.

  • Compressed gas cylinders capped when not in use.

  • Shelves and chemical containers in good condition (no leaks, rust).

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

Hazardous Waste

  • Is Hazardous chemical waste generated in this area?

  • Is regulated medical waste or "sharps" waste generated in this area?

Biological Safety

  • Biological materials are not stored in hallways or chaseways in unlocked freezers or refrigerators.

  • Biohazard signs are posted in all labs handling infectious materials.

  • Lab coats, gowns or scrubs are in use in labs handling infectious materials.

  • Disinfectants are on hand for sanitizing bench tops and treating spills.

  • Biological safety cabinet(s) were certified within the last 12 months.

Radiation Safety

  • Is radioactive material present in this area?


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