• Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Location
  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by


  • Lab exits, corridors, aisles free and clear of obstructions and clearly identified.

  • Tubing, electrical wiring secured and not in the walkways.

  • Bench tops uncluttered.

  • No for or drinks in lab.

  • Ceiling - No signs of water damage/stains or missing tiles.

  • Unsafe floor conditions - trip, fall hazards.

  • All areas properly lighted.

  • No porous materials, carpets, upholstered chairs.

  • Orderly storage below bench tops.

Emergency Response & Fire Protection

  • Emergency phone numbers posted on all phones.

  • Proper fire extinguishers hung and inspected.

  • Access to extinguishers unblocked.

  • Emergency procedures posted in room or in hallways.

  • Spill clean-up kit available and sealed.

  • Storage no closer the 18" from ceiling and sprinkler heads.

  • Refrigerators "explosion-proof" or "lab safe" if used for storage of flammable liquids.

Safety Equipment

  • Emergency Showers/Eyewash.

  • Labeled with highly visible sign.

  • Access Unblocked

  • Eyewash activated weekly.

  • Fume Hood

  • Sash operating properly and unobstructed.

  • Appropriate opening for sash.

  • Fume hood uncluttered / exhaust slots open.

  • Inspected in last 6 months.

  • Equipment with local exhaust inspected in last 6 months.

  • Electrical equipment properly grounded.

  • Electrical cords not frayed / cracked.

  • Safety warning signs posted.

Chemical Safety

  • Transportation containers available.

  • MSDS/SDS file available / updated.

  • No open chemicals on bench tops.

  • Chemical containers labeled.

  • Fume hoods, floor free of chemical storage.

  • Incompatibles stored separately.

  • Flammables stored in approved cabinets.

  • Peroxide formers dated at receipt and opening - discarded three months after opening.

  • No food stored in chemical refrigerators.

  • Chemical storage / use at bench top limited to one day's use.

  • Picric Acid - check for crystallization and is within expiration date.

Radiation Protection

  • Appropriate signs on doors, storage areas, containers and equipment.


  • Appropriate signs on doors, storage areas, containers and equipment.

  • Biosafety cabinets inspected within last 6 months.

  • Work surfaces cleaned and decontaminated daily.

Machine Safety

  • Guards in place, functioning.

  • Safety interlocks operating properly.

Environmental Waste Handling

  • No signs of spills, stains, or odors.

  • Secondary containment used for ALL chemical waste stored on shelves, counter tops, cabinets and floors.

  • Drains effectively protected against accidental spills.

  • Segregated waste streams:<br> Hazardous from non-hazardous.<br> Recyclable from non-recyclables.<br> Halogenated solvents from non-halogenated.<br> Medical from hazardous.

Hazardous Waste

  • All liquid waste container (for instance: safety cans and drums affixed with Hazardous Waste Type Form (FM22199).

  • Hazardous Waste Type Forms (FM22199) clearly marked with accumulation start date, chemical name, quantity and user's name.

  • Containerized Thimerosal Waste containers (Gray Pails) labeled with yellow hazardous waste labels already affixed by Facility Technician. FM22199 should NOT be affixed to these containers.

  • HPLC waste containers labeled as hazardous waste OR non-hazardous waste.

  • BufferSolution-waste containers picked up within 3 days of reaching capacity.

  • All hazardous waste containers picked up within 3 days of reaching capacity.

  • Waste containers closed when not in use.

  • Verify wastes are compatible within the container.

  • Lab Pack - Hazardous Waste Disposal Request Form kept with the chemicals waiting for pick-up.

Medical Waste

  • Medical Waste Disposal Log sent to Environmental Engineer on a weekly basis.

  • All medical waste containers affixed with Medical Labels.

  • Medical waste labels fully completed.

  • Sharp containers/orange bags labeled Medical Waste.

  • Regulated Medical Waste glassware place in sharps containers (not bags).

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