Date of inspection


Laboratory Designation

This laboratory has a Biosafety designation

Proper signage is posted in regard to authorized limited access, proper protection requirement and hazards

Facility is under negative pressure- air is directed into the lab and not escaping

Security and Emergency policy

All staff are wearing MGH employee identification

Personnel can find the panic button and understand their roles in an emergency or other incident

Personal valuables are secured or attended

Laboratory culture

Personnel can readily find safety manuals and discuss policies in regard to Fire safety, Biosafety, Chemical safety

Personnel were observed wearing liquid resistant gowns, gloves, face shields, eye protection and other personal protective equipment. (Hair bonnet, shoe coverings, full body jump suit)

There is no evidence of eating or drinking (coffee cups etc)

Plants and animals not specifically associated with any registered protocol are not observed

There were no sandals/opened toed shoes observed on personnel in the lab

Fire Safety

Exit signs are properly illuminated and located

Egress is free and clear of equipment and other obstacles

Boxes and supplies are stacked in manner that allows for 18"of clearance around sprinkler heads
(With exception to supplies stacked against a perimeter)

Fire extinguishers are unobstructed and inspected monthly

Chemical safety

The chemical fume hood has been certified by Buildings and Grounds within 365 days

Chemicals are segregated and stored properly
Flammables are in a flammable storage cabinet

All flammable liquids are returned to the flammable cabinet when not in use. No working solutions are allowed unattended.

There is an appropriate chemical spill kit available
Personnel are made aware of any Chemicals that can not be safely collected in a spill incident

Chemical waste streams are properly labeled and a Satellite accumulation area is available

Facility and services

Floors are regularly cleaned. Trash is removed

The lab structure appears sound without cracks or breaks to walls ceiling tiles, floor tiles or other items
Lights are on door are self closing

Compressed gas cylinders are anchored to a wall or other immovable object
One cylinder to a securing device

Emergency showers are tested annually

Eye wash stations are tested weekly (lab personnel) and emergency showers are tested annually(B&G)

Required certification on equipment including Biosafety cabinets is current

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