A. General Work Environment

  • 1. Emergency eyewash stations are regularly tested and documented (weekly) by lab personnel?

  • 2. Emergency shower is tested at least annually by Facilities Services?

  • 3. Emergency eyewash and shower are accessible?

  • 4. Fire extinguisher is mounted on the wall and access is not blocked by equipment or supplies?

  • 5. All exits are unobstructed?

  • 6. Aisles are uncluttered and are without tripping hazards?

  • 7. Is there a properly marked and easily accessible master gas shut off valve in the room?

  • 8. Are there designated containers for broken glassware and other sharp objects?

  • 9. Required protective equipment (such as gloves, safety glasses, goggles) is available and in functional condition?

  • 10. Are the lab, prep area and chemical storage area kept orderly?

  • 11. Is the ventilation to the storage room exhausted separately from the classroom?

C. Electrical Hazards

  • 1. Flexible cords are in good condition?

  • 2. Cover plates are in place for outlets and switches?

  • 3. Circuit breaker panels are unobstructed?

  • 4. If aquariums are being used, are heat lamps anchored or positioned so they do not pose a fire risk?

  • 8. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) are used for wet/exterior use?

D. Chemical Storage

  • 1. Shelving is adequate for loads imposed?

  • 2. Refrigeration units for chemical storage are labeled No Food?

  • 3. Chemical storage cabinets are properly labeled?

  • 4. Containers are clearly labeled with entire chemical name(s)?

  • 5. Containers are kept closed?

  • 7. Containers are compatible with the chemical?

  • 8. Chemicals are segregated to avoid incompatibilities?

  • 9. Large/heavy containers are stored on lower shelves?

  • 10. Corrosives are not stored above eye level?

  • 11. Storage quantities are minimized?

  • 13. Materials with shelf lives are dated and disposed of per supplier's recommendations?

  • 14. Are spill control methods readily available while the lab is in use?

  • 15. Are chemicals not in use stored in a locked facility or cabinet with limited access?

  • 16. Are acids stored in a dedicated acids cabinet?

  • 17. Is nitric acid stored alone unless in a separate compartment just for it?

  • 18. Are food containers used for chemical storage?

E. Flammables

  • 1. Flammables are stored in flammable liquid storage cabinet?

  • 2. Flammables are separated from strong oxidizers?

  • 3. Flammable liquids are not stored near hot plates or other ignition sources?

F. Fume Hood

  • 1. Each chemical fume hood has been inspected for flow at least annually and documented at fume hood?

  • 2. Fume hood vents (baffles) are unobstructed?

  • 3. Fume hoods are used with sash in appropriate position?

  • 4. Fume hood is orderly and not used for chemical storage?

Summary

  • Based on the findings and observations made on the day of this inspection, the laboratory in room # HERE are in general compliance with OSHA Standard 1910.1450 and UTIA laboratory safety requirements based on current operations.

Corrective Actions

  • Based on the observations presented in this report, there are no corrective actions for the Principal Investigator or laboratory personnel.

Recommendations

  • Recommendation:

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