Information

  • Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

  • Action Items for this inspection

  • Enter Lab, Department or Building I.D./s for this inspection

PPE

  • Items observed were

  • Approved safety glasses are available and in use by employees.

  • When the is a splash spray mist or flying particle hazards safety goggles and face shields are available and in use by employees.

  • Protective gloves that are approved for the hazards handled are available and in use by the employees.

  • Respirator use conforms to this facilities Respiratory Protection Program. Respirators are being worn properly.

  • Lab coats, "Tvek" garments and aprons where applicable etc. are available and in use

Chemical storage and handling safety

  • Items observed were

  • CHEMICALS are stored safely on bench tops and testing equipment to reduce the risk of spill or leaks?

  • CHEMICALS-segregated by hazard class and stored separately (flammables, acids, corrosives)

  • CHEMICAL-secondary containers in good condition, closed when not in use and labeled clearly with HMIS or GHS compliant labeling.

  • Flammable chemical storage does not exceed max allowable Qtys (10 GA-on bench tops,25 GA- in approved safety cans,60 GA-in safety cabinets)

  • CHEMICAL-spill kit supplies available and well stocked and appropriate for the amount and type of chemicals in the lab?

  • Employee are carrying glass chemical containers safely in shatter proof protective sleeves.

  • Approved self closing Safety cans used to store and dispense flammable liquids are properly labeled

  • Gas cylinders properly secured, safety caps in place.

  • Food and beverages are not stored in laboratory area, refrigerators, or in glassware that is also used for laboratory operations.

  • Mobile phase bottles in spill containment labeled correctly with HMIS/ GHS labels

  • Unnecessary, unused, or outdated chemicals are removed from laboratories and chemical storage areas

  • No materials or chemicals are stored on top of flammable cabinets

  • Hazardous chemical containers are stored below eye level.

  • Hazardous waste containers properly labeled,closed & 55 Gal maximum total stored in lab.

Emergency preparedness

  • Items observed were

  • Emergency exit signs posted and clearly indicate direction of evacuation

  • Illuminated exit signs and emergency lighting tested and working properly

  • Food and beverages are not stored in the laboratory areas, refrigerators or in glassware that is also used for laboratory operations

  • Exits, emergency equipment, electrical panels & aisles clear of obstruction. No excess clutter present.

Emergency equipment

  • Items observed were

  • Appropriate fire extinguisher available within 30 feet and inspected monthly and changed out within the past 12 months (see tag).

  • Eyewash stations and safety showers and eye washes provided within the work area for immediate use (within 50 feet or 10 seconds of exposure) and access is unobstructed.

  • First aid kits are well stocked and items are not out of date?

Biohazard safety

  • Items observed were

  • Biohazard Laboratory surfaces are cleaned; disinfected or decontaminated after work is performed.

  • Biological waste is appropriately marked with a biohazard symbol

Housekeeping

  • Items observed were

  • Broken glass containers are available and in use

  • Heavy objects are confined to lower shelves

  • Electrical cords are in good condition and are UL listed

  • Laboratory storage areas are uncluttered, orderly and shelves over six feet are secured to prevent tipping.

  • Dirty lab coats are stored in a covered container until removed for laundering and are cleaned regularly.

  • Bench tops and under counters are clean, organized and workspaces maintained to eliminate harmful exposures or unsafe conditions or potential spills.

  • Exits, emergency equip & aisles clear of obstruction. No excess clutter present. 36" clear path.

  • Electrical switch panels unobstructed by at least a 36 inch clearance.

Laboratory Fume Hoods

  • Items observed were

  • Fume hoods are working properly, annually tested for proper CFM and certification sticker attached

  • Fume Hoods are not being used for excess storage

  • Performance tested within the last year (check sticker on front or side of unit) or if the hood is not in use it is labeled as such. Min 100 CFM

  • Storage within the hood minimized and containers kept closed. Containers are at least 6 inch inside hood from sash.

  • Storage within the hood minimized and containers kept closed. Containers are at least 6 inch inside hood from sash.

Written plans procedures and postings

  • Items observed were

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan and emergency action plan

  • MSDS or SDS sheets are available, current and accessible to all employees

  • Emergency information and contact list posted?

  • Evacuation maps posted and up to date

  • Biohazard symbols are posted on access doors to biohazard laboratories

  • Chemical Hazard warning signs posted on entrance to lab and hazard ratings (1-4) are correct

  • Reviewed By: (Signature)

  • Date and time reviewed

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