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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Chemical Safety Checklist (page name not set) Audit CHEMICAL STORAGE Is there an accurate inventory for the chemicals? Yes No N/A Is there a system to control the purchase of chemicals? Yes No N/A Are MSDS Sheets available for the chemicals? Yes No N/A Are chemicals stored safely in the lab? Yes No N/A Are chemicals clearly labelled? Yes No N/A Are incompatible chemicals stored separately? Yes No N/A Are high risk chemicals stored securely with restricted access? Yes No N/A WASTE Are waste chemicals labelled as waste and stored in a suitable location until final disposal? Yes No N/A Are facilities available for different chemical waste streams ie solid waste, liquid waste? Yes No N/A Are bins clearly marked with their waste stream? Yes No N/A Is there a dedicated sink for acceptable liquid waste? Yes No N/A Are waste chemicals disposed of promptly? Yes No N/A Are records kept of the chemicals disposed of? Yes No N/A CHEMICAL USE Speak to the supervisor and a member of the lab/ work area Do personnel know where MSDS documents are kept? Yes No N/A Do personnel understand the hazards associated with their work, good hygiene practice etc? Yes No N/A Can evidence of training in the safe use of chemicals be provided? Yes No N/A Do personnel know what to do in an emergency ie fire, first aid, personal contamination? Yes No N/A Do personnel know what action to take in the event of a chemical spill? Yes No N/A PPE AND SPILL KITS Are suitable gloves in a range of sizes freely available? Yes No N/A Are suitable goggles and masks freely available? Yes No N/A Are personnel wearing lab coats, gloves etc? Yes No N/A Are chemical spill kits available with instruction on how to use them? Yes No N/A FUME HOODS Does the Fume Hood have an in-date test sticker affixed to it? Yes No N/A Is the safe working height indicated? Yes No N/A Are all flow meters working? Yes No N/A Are all fume hoods clean and tidy with no evidence they are used for general storage? Yes No N/A Are containers in the fume hood labelled with the date, owner, chemical and associated hazards? Yes No N/A Are vents clear of obstructions? Yes No N/A GASES Are gases / gas cylinders labelled with their content and the direction of flow if applicable? Yes No N/A Do regulators have in date inspection labels affixed? Yes No N/A Is there a central gas isolation point if bench mounted gas taps are present? Yes No N/A Are instructions displayed on the action to take if a gas is leaking? Yes No N/A HAND WASH FACILITIES Are hand wash sinks available with a hand wash only sink sign displayed? Yes No N/A Are sinks clean and tidy? Yes No N/A Are paper towels and soap provided? Yes No N/A GENERAL Are General Lab Rules displayed ie PPE, no eating, drinking? Yes No N/A Is the work area free of electrical equipment that shouldn’t be there? Yes No N/A Are details of the local First Aider provided? Yes No N/A Are appropriate fire extinguishers available and which have been inspected in the last year? Yes No N/A Are fire exits / fire escape routes clear? Yes No N/A Is the area generally clean and tidy with items stored safely? Yes No N/A SUMMARY Rate the overall safety standard of the lab/ work area Exceeds Meets Needs Action
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.