Is a door placard posted?
Is the door placard accurate and up to date?
Containers are clearly labeled
Containers are compatible with the chemical (e.g. No food containers)
Containers are kept closed.
Labeled chemical cabinets are true to their contents.
Heavy containers are stored on lower shelves
Chemicals of different hazard classes are segregated to avoid incompatible chemical and conditions (e.g. flammable liquids and oxidizers, corrosives and metal containers/cabinets, oxidizing acids and organic acids.)
Corrosives are not stored above eye level
Refrigeration units containing flammables are approved for flammables storage
If pyrophorics or air/water reactive solids are present, proper PPE, firefighting measures, administrative, and engineering controls are in proper use
Materials with short shelf lives are dated and disposed of per supplier's recommendations
Refrigeration units and/or microwaves for chemical storage and processing are labeled "Not for Food"
Containers are compatible with waste
Containers are kept closed except during transfer of materials
Containers are labeled with the official UT Hazardous Waste label
Constituents are described with complete chemical name
Hazardous waste storage area is labeled with yellow Hazardous Waste Storage Area sign
Each chemical fume hood has been surveyed for proper airflow
Fume hood vents are unobstructed
Fume hood is not overloaded (e.g. Large equipment or excessive storage).
Sash glass is clean and maintained to have a clear visual path to work being done
Storage quantities are minimized
Cylinders are secured from tipping by a chain or strap
Protective valve caps are in place
All cylinders including lecture bottles, if present, are stored upright
Does safety manifold have a restrictive orifice and a pressure relief valve?
Flexible cords and other electrical equipment are in good condition
All electrical equipment is being used according to its design and approved use (e.g. Circuits are not overloaded. Power strips are not daisy-chained. Extension cords are not running through ceiling tiles, behind heavy movable objects or through walls.)
Circuit breaker panels are unobstructed
Machines, instruments and tools have access panels/guards are in place
Is the space organized and free from clutter or potentially unsafe working conditions?
Current storage conditions do not present a fire hazard and do not block sprinkler systems
Fire extinguisher is mounted on the wall and access is not blocked by equipment or supplies
Emergency eyewash and shower are accessible
Aisles are uncluttered and are without tripping hazards
All exits are unobstructed
Is the area free from any other recognized hazards?
Appropriate equipment (such as gloves, safety glasses, goggles) is available and in functional condition
PPE is being worn correctly in the laboratory (check N/A if no work is being performed at time of inspection)
PPE is being stored properly to guard against contamination or damage
Are respirators used? (Not scored)
Are respirators used as part of a respiratory protection program? (Not scored)
Is hearing protection used? (Not scored)
Is a hearing protection used as part of a hearing conservation program? (Not scored)
Do lab personnel know what to do in the event of an emergency, such as fire, injury, including evacuation routes?
Do lab personnel know the location of and how to use emergency equipment, such as safety showers and eyewash stations?
Emergency eyewash stations are tested weekly to ensure operation by lab personnel
Secondary containers and carts when necessary are used during transport of more than one liter of chemicals or for particularly hazardous chemicals
Do lab personnel know how to clean up chemical spills and when to seek help?
Fume hoods are used with the sash in appropriate position
Cylinder carts are used for transport
Empty or unused gas cylinders are promptly returned to supplier
A written Chemical Hygiene Plan is available in the laboratory
Do lab personnel know who the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the lab is?
Do lab personnel know what an MSDS or SDS is and where to find them and other safety information?
Has the lab submitted to EHS a current chemical inventory in the last calendar year?
Lab check-out procedures for departing lab workers are in place to avoid long-term storage of abandoned chemicals
Documentation of general lab safety training is available
Documentation of Hazard Communication (HazCom) with GHS training is available
All personnel who generate or handle hazardous waste have had hazardous waste training
Personnel have been trained and PPE Training Certification Forms are available for review (not scored)
Documentation of lab-specific training on SOPs is available (not scored)
EHS Web Page
EHS Safety Manual
Lab Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan Template
Environmental Health & Safety Representative:
I am aware that this Laboratory Safety Survey has been conducted and will participate in addressing corrective actions as appropriate to my position and level of authority.