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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Laboratory Safety Audit (page name not set) Audit GENERAL SAFETY Is the Chemical Hygiene Plan accessible in the lab? Yes No N/A Has the Plan been reviewed and signed by lab workers? Yes No N/A Has lab-specific safety information been updated (annually)? Yes No N/A Are eye protection and special signs posted on doors (if applicable)? Yes No N/A Are there signs on contaminated equipment? Yes No N/A Are food and drinks being excluded from the lab? Yes No N/A Are appropriate safety glasses/goggles being worn? Yes No N/A Are lab doors locked when not in use? Yes No N/A Are extra-lab areas blocked? Yes No N/A Are extension cords being used properly and within limitations? Yes No N/A Are any outlet circuits being overloaded? Yes No N/A EMERGENCY MEANS OF EGRESS AND EXITS Are aisles free and is there at least 36 inches of clearance? Yes No N/A Are exits marked? Yes No N/A Is the evacuation plan posted? Yes No N/A Are emergency phone numbers near a phone or outside the door? Yes No N/A Are the locations of fire extinguishers and alarms posted? Yes No N/A Are the locations of eyewash stations/showers posted? Yes No N/A Is there a plan for hazardous chemicals? Yes No N/A Is there a spill kit available in the lab with a posted/known location? Yes No N/A HOUSEKEEPING Are flammables stored in proper containers? Yes No N/A Is the flammable cabinet being used properly? Yes No N/A Are total flammable liquids under maximum amount allowed per lab? Yes No N/A Are cylinders stored properly and capped if unused? Yes No N/A Are cylinders properly labeled and secured? Yes No N/A Are empty cylinders being managed or returned? Yes No N/A Are floors, walls, workbenches, etc. clean? Yes No N/A Is the lab neat and clean in appearance? Yes No N/A Is there adequate space to perform work? Yes No N/A Is there at least 18 inches of ceiling clearance? Yes No N/A Are storage containers compatible and appropriate? Yes No N/A Are breakables above eye level and away from shelf lips? Yes No N/A Are tubs in use? Yes No N/A CHEMICAL CONTAINER LABELS Are containers labeled appropriately? Yes No N/A Are labels legible? Yes No N/A Is there an identified central location for hazardous waste? Yes No N/A Is waste being appropriately segregated? Yes No N/A Are proper containers being used with appropriate labels? Yes No N/A Does hood chemical storage conflict with its designated use? Yes No N/A Is the sash placed in the proper position when not in use? Yes No N/A Are employees trained in hood use? Yes No N/A Is there any broken equipment? Yes No N/A Are there any leaking gas or water lines? Yes No N/A Is any of the lab shelving unstable? Yes No N/A Are there guards on sharp edges or drive belts? Yes No N/A Is the proper container in use? Yes No N/A Are needles and syringes being stored appropriately? Yes No N/A DEPARTMENTAL ITEMS RESPONSIBILITIES OF OTHER PERSONNEL* Are eyewash station/shower inspections current? Yes No N/A Are chemical fume hood/biosafety cabinet inspections current? Yes No N/A Are chemical fume hoods functioning properly? Yes No N/A Are fire extinguisher inspections current? Yes No N/A * To be checked by inspection teams. Laboratory personnel should report to the Safety Officer if they notice that these items are not being done.
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