1.0 General Housekeeping

  • 1.1 - Floor surfaces are uncluttered

  • 1.2 - Entry and walkways are kept unclear

  • 1.3 - Bench tops and sinks kept free of clutter

  • 1.4 - Food is not present in unauthorized area

2.0 Safety Documentation

  • 2.1 - Emergency contact information is posted on/near the door

  • 2.2 - A hazard assessment was completed on the work area

  • 2.3 - SDS sheets are easily accessible in the work area

  • 2.4 - Specialized chemical waste or work areas are clearly documented

  • 2.5 - Laboratory Safety is Documented for all personnel working in the area.

  • 2.6 - Specialized equipment is labeled appropriately

  • 2.7 - Refrigerators and freezers are used and labeled appropriately

3.0 Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response

  • 3.1- First aid and emergency response supplies are clearly labeled

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  • 3.2 - First aid kits are easily accessible

  • 3.3 - Appropriate spill kits are available and easily accessible

  • 3.4 - Employees have the proper PPE available in the work area

  • 3.5 - Is adequate ventilation provided

  • 3.6 - Eye wash inspection completed

  • 3.7 - Shower inspection completed

4.0 Chemical Safety and storage

  • 4.1 - Peroxide forming chemicals are labeled with date received on bottle

  • 4.2 - Chemicals are stored in a designated storage location

  • 4.3 - All containers/chemicals are labelled correctly

  • 4.4 - Proper secondary containment devices are used when necessary

  • 4.5 - Chemical wastes are all properly capped

  • 4.6 - Chemical waste handled according to institutional policy

  • 4.7 - Incompatible chemicals are separated

  • 4.8 - Hazardous Chemicals are not stored above eye level

  • 4.9 - Flammable chemicals are kept away from heat sources, open flames and other sparking devices

5.0 Gas cylinder storage

  • 5.1 - The number of cylinders are appropriate for the storage area

  • 5.2 - Gas cylinders are stored upright and restrained

  • 5.3 - Caps are in place on unused cylinders

  • 5.4 - Cylinder location is appropriate

6.0 Radiation safety

  • 6.1 - All radioactive sources and generated wastes are contained

  • 6.2 - Work surfaces are covered with absorbent paper for radioactive spills

  • 6.3 - Equipment and areas where radioactive materials are used are clearly marked

  • 6.4 - Monitoring detection devices are available in work area

  • 6.5 - Radiation safety is documented for all personnel working in area

7.0 Biological waste

  • 7.1 - Biological waste is collected in approved containers

  • 7.2 - Biological waste containers are maintained at less than 3/4 full

  • 7.3 - A biohazard symbol is present on biological collection or storage areas

  • 7.4 - Biological safety cabinet inspected

  • 7.5 - Potentially infectious cultures are labeled and handled appropriately

  • 7.6 - Animal wastes are stored appropriately

8.0 Fire Prevention

  • 8.1 - Proper fire extinguisher available

  • 8.2 - Extinguisher inspection complete

  • 8.3 - Extinguisher is clear of obstructions

9.0 Facility issues

  • 9.1 - No broken plugs, sockets, or switches

  • 9.2 - No power cords across walkways

  • 9.3 - No frayed or damaged cords

  • 9.4 - No strained power cords

  • 9.5 - Portable equipment in good condition

  • 9.6 - Laboratory door is locked to prevent unauthorized access

  • 9.7 - Hood inspections complete

  • 9.8 - Workers are using the hood appropriately

  • Additional Comments

Signature of person completing inspection.

  • Auditor's signature

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