General Safety

  • 1. Has responsible party completed Emergency Action Plan on SRM website? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.38(a)

  • 2. There is no smoking permitted in the building. Is this policy being followed? Ref. EO 41 (2006)

  • 3. Is clearance of at least 18 inches below sprinkler heads maintained to ensure adequate water distribution/sprinkler protection in all areas? Ref. VSFPC 315.3.1

  • 4. Fire doors must remain closed for fire prevention. Many times the items used to prop open doors become trip hazards themselves or damage the doors. Is this policy being followed? Ref. VSFPC 703.2

  • 5. Main corridors need to be maintained free of storage that could obstruct/impede egress or potentially burn. Is the policy being followed? Ref. VSFPC 1031.2

  • 6. Are all cords under desks and those running across traffic pathways secured to prevent trip hazards? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.22(b)

  • 7. Extension cords and/or multi-plug adapters may not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring. Items need to be plugged directly into one of the building’s outlets or into a surge-protected cord. Is this policy being followed? Ref. VSFPC 605.4, 605.5

  • 8. Are all confined spaces identified? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.146(b)

  • 9. Are all materials stored in a manner as not to create a hazard of sliding or collapse? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.176(b)

  • 10. Are all machines appropriately guarded in order to prevent injury? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.212(a)

Chemical Safety

  • 1. Are all flammable liquids stored properly? Ref. VSFPC 5704.3

  • 2. Are all containers properly labeled with the identity of the substance and the appropriate hazardous warnings? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)

  • 3. Are all compressed gas canisters, properly secured and labeled? Ref. VSFPC 5303.4, 5303.5.3

  • 4. Are all rooms/cabinets containing compressed gases marked COMPRESSED GAS? Ref. VSFPC 5003.5.1

  • 5. Are all eyewash records maintained for weekly and annual testing? Ref. ANSI Z358.1

  • 6. Is there a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available for each hazardous chemical in use? 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)

  • 7. Are chemicals separated and stored according to hazard category and compatibility? Ref 29 CFR 1910.1450

  • 8. Are waste containers stored in a designated area that does not interfere with normal lab operations? Ref. 29 CFR 1919.1450

  • Other Recommendations

Maintenance Issues

  • 1. Are all mechanical/electrical areas free of storage and/or combustible debris that increase the potential for fire or prevent clear access to equipment and controls? Ref. VSFPC 315.3.3, 605.3

  • 2. Are all breaker boxes wired correctly with properly rated breakers and free of open gaps in panels? Are all junction box covers present? Ref. VSFPC 605.6

  • 3. Is all emergency lighting and exit signage present and working properly? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.37(b)(1), VSFPC 1031.4

  • 4. Are all ceiling tiles present and intact? Ref. 29 CFR §1910.37(a)(4), VSFPC 907.8.1

  • 5. Do all fire doors open, close, and latch properly? Ref. VSFPC 703.2.4

  • 6. Are sprinkler heads free of damage, corrosion, foreign materials and paint? Are all escutcheons present? Ref. VSFPC 903.5

  • 7. Are all wall openings from which there is a drop of more than 4 feet guarded to prevent falls? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.23(b)

  • 8. Are lockout/tagout procedures being followed during applicable maintenance operations? Ref. 29 CFR 1910.147

  • 9. Other recommendations:

  • Work Orders generated:

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