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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Lab Safety Inspection Checklist NOTE: This general template can be used for lab safety self-inspections. You can modify this template to suit your lab area and institution standards. General Safety Lab is maintained secure. Door is locked when no one is in lab. Yes No N/A Appropriate clothing worn by everyone in lab. Yes No N/A Personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e. lab coats, nitrile gloves, safety glasses, etc.) Yes No N/A REFERENCE: Lab PPE to be worn[This is an example of how you can use Lumiform to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections] Work and storage areas clear of clutter; access to exit is unrestricted. Yes No N/A No food or drinks found in labs. Yes No N/A Hazard sign posted on corridor door. Yes No N/A Emergency phone numbers & plan posted next to phone. Yes No N/A Chemical Safety Eyewash not blocked; can be accessed easily. Yes No N/A Fume hood free of clutter and stored chemicals. Yes No N/A Appropriate labels are found on all hazardous chemical containers. Yes No N/A No flammable chemicals stored in regular refrigerator. Yes No N/A All compressed gas cylinders secured in upright position. Yes No N/A All compressed gas cylinders capped when not in use. Yes No N/A Shelves and chemical containers in good condition (no leaks, rust). Yes No N/A Spill control equipment (neutralizers, absorbent pads) are present. Yes No N/A Hazardous Waste Is Hazardous chemical waste generated in this area? No Yes Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) is located at or near where waste is generated. Yes No N/A Maximum SAA storage capacity not exceeded. Yes No N/A Waste containers are in good condition (not leaking, rusted, bulging or damaged). Yes No N/A Each container is marked with the words "Hazardous Waste". Yes No N/A Each container is marked with full chemical names identifying the contents stored inside (no abbreviations or formulas). Yes No N/A Waste containers are kept closed unless adding waste. Yes No N/A Waste containers storing liquid hazardous waste at or near sinks and drains are stored within secondary containment. Yes No N/A Secondary containment is in good condition (free of cracks, gaps and impervious to leaks). Yes No N/A Is regulated medical waste or "sharps" waste generated in this area? No Yes Sharps are disposed in a proper container that is kept closed unless waste is being added. Yes No N/A Regulated medical waste is placed in red bags within boxes that are properly labeled or in another suitable container Yes No N/A Biological Safety Biological materials are not stored in hallways or chaseways in unlocked freezers or refrigerators. Yes No N/A Biohazard signs are posted in all labs handling infectious materials. Yes No N/A Lab coats, gowns or scrubs are in use in labs handling infectious materials. Yes No N/A Disinfectants are on hand for sanitizing bench tops and treating spills. Yes No N/A Biological safety cabinet(s) were certified within the last 12 months. Yes No N/A Radiation Safety Is radioactive material present in this area? No Yes Is a proper sign posted on the lab door? Yes No N/A Radioactive and/or mixed waste containers are properly labeled. Yes No N/A The GM meter(s) is calibrated. Yes No N/A The radioactive material use area is marked properly. Yes No N/A The radioactive material storage freezer is properly labeled. Yes No N/A Vials of radioactive material within a freezer are stored in a proper "lock box". Yes No N/A
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.