Are the emergency exits accessible, marked and illuminated?
Are the fire extinguishers accessible and charged?
Are the eyewash/safety showers accessible?
Are safety signs legible and in good conditions?
Are bench tops orderly and cleaned?
Is the floor is clear of any other slip, trip, and fall hazards?
Are the items stored and stacked properly?
Do the hood haves unobstructed exhaust slots?
Are unattended hazardous materials located on the bench or in hoods?
Are there any leaks in any piping?
Is the material stored in racks organized and stable?
Is the trash overflowing?
Are pilot fermenter areas well organized?
Are chemical containers closed when not in use, and are they stored properly?
Are chemical containers labeled, and can you identify their hazards?
Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available?
Are platforms floors in good condition?
Are handrails, midrails and toe boards in good condition?
Are portable ladders and step ladders in good condition?
Are confined spaces properly marked?
Are LO/TO procedures in use?
Do you observe proper use of portable ladders and step ladders?
Is LO/TO equipment easily accessible and organized?
Has a permit been issued?
Are the outlets overloaded?
Are chemicals stored under the hood?
Are flammable liquids/chemicals stored away from an ignition source?
Are acids and caustics stored together?
Is the power strip protected from surge?
Are all electrical wires in good conditions?
Do gas cylinders have either a regulator or cap?
Are gas cylinders tightly secured to immobile object?
If hot work (welding, cutting, brazing, grinding) is occurring, are safety precautions (fire extinguisher, fire-resistance tarps, etc.) put into place, and is the area free from flammable/combustible material?
If an entry is occurring, is the permit complete, and are permit requirements being followed?
If contractors or visitors are present, are they conducting themselves in a safe manner?
Is eye and face protection available and being used?
Are protective gloves available and do they match the hazards involved?
Are chemical spill kits available?