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Laboratory Safety Inspection Form

Use this inspection checklist to maintain laboratory safety
MaintainX
07/22/2022

Laboratory Safety Inspection Form

Use this inspection checklist to maintain laboratory safety
  • Building

  • Room #

  • Inspector

  • Date

  • General Safety

  • 1 Lab is maintained secure; door is locked when no one is in lab.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 2 Appropriate clothing (no shorts or sandals) worn by everyone in lab.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 3 Personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e. lab coats, nitrile gloves, safety glasses, etc.) is available in labs handling chemicals, infectious materials, or any other health/physical hazard.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 4 Work and storage areas clear of clutter; access to exit is unrestricted.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 5 No food or drinks found in labs.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 6 Hazard sign posted on corridor door.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 7 Emergency phone numbers & plan posted next to phone.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Chemical Safety

  • 8 Eyewash not blocked; can be accessed easily.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 9 Fume hood free of clutter and stored chemicals.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 10 Appropriate labels are found on all hazardous chemical containers.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 11 Flammable liquid storage is limited to 25 gallons/room w/o flammable cabinet.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 12 No flammable chemicals stored in regular refrigerator.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 13 All compressed gas cylinders secured in upright position.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 14 All compressed gas cylinders capped when not in use.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 15 Shelves and chemical containers in good condition (no leaks, rust).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 16 Spill control equipment (neutralizers, absorbent pads) are present.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Hazardous Waste

  • 17 Hazardous chemical waste is generated in this area (If “N/A”, skip to question # 26).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 18 Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) is located at or near where waste is generated.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 19 Maximum SAA storage capacity not exceeded (55-gallons per hazardous waste stream).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 20 Waste containers are in good condition (not leaking, rusted, bulging or damaged).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 21 Each container is marked with the words “Hazardous Waste”.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 22 Each container is marked with full chemical names identifying the contents stored inside (no abbreviations or formulas).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 23 Waste containers are kept closed unless adding waste.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 24 Waste containers storing liquid hazardous waste at or near sinks and drains are stored within secondary containment.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 25 Secondary containment is in good condition (free of cracks, gaps and impervious to leaks).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 26 Regulated medical waste or "sharps" waste is generated in this area (If “N/A”, skip to question # 29).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 27 Sharps are disposed in a proper container that is kept closed unless waste is being added.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 28 Regulated medical waste is placed in red bags within boxes that are properly labeled or in another suitable container (e.g. 55-gallon fiberboard drum).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Biological Safety

  • 29 Biological materials are not stored in hallways or chaseways in unlocked freezers or refrigerators.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 30 Biohazard signs are posted in all labs handling infectious materials (BSL2 >).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 31 Lab coats, gowns or scrubs are in use in labs handling infectious materials (BSL2 >).

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 32 Disinfectants are on hand for sanitizing bench tops and treating spills.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 33 Biological safety cabinet(s) were certified within the last 12 months.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Radiation Safety

  • 34 If radioactive material is present, is a proper sign posted on the lab door?

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 35 Radioactive waste is generated in this area.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 36 Mixed waste (e.g. scintillation vials and any other radioactive and hazardous chemical waste mixture) is generated in this area.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 37 Radioactive and/or mixed waste containers are properly labeled.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 38 The GM meter(s) is calibrated.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 39 The radioactive material use area is marked properly.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 40 The radioactive material storage freezer is properly labeled.

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • 41 Vials of radioactive material within a freezer are stored in a proper "lock box".

    • Yes
    • No
    • N / A
  • Comments

  • Reference: https://ehs.stonybrook.edu/programs/laboratory-safety/general-laboratory-safety/Laboratory%20Safety%20Inspection%20Form.pdf

    Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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