Environmental Health and Safety
Chemical Hygiene Laboratory Assessment

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Lab Contact: ___________________________________ Lab Phone: _________________________________
Building: ______________________________________ Room: _____________________________________
Inspected By: _________________________________
Date: ______________________________________

Inspection Finding Categories:
A. No items of safety or environmental concerns were identified.
B. Items of safety or environmental concerns were identified.
C. Uncorrected repeated safety or environmental items were identified.


Compressed Gas Cylinders / Distribution Systems
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Unsecured cylinder


Cylinder cap in place when not in use or when

being moved.

Regulator mounted on cylinder not in use


Cylinders in use or storage are secured in

upright position

Incompatibles separated.


Hoses, tubing and regulators are in good

working condition:
Cracks, leaks, damage
plastic tubing for flammable gases
Proper and intact labels.

Transportation in cylinder cart.


Excessive amount of flammable gases


Excessive amount of oxidizing gases


Excessive amount of toxic gases



General Appearances / Housekeeping
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Empty boxes and broken equipment are

disposed of promptly.

Work surfaces are free of contamination.


Heavy objects are stored on lower shelves.


Glassware in good condition: free from cracks,

chips, sharp edges, defects.

Containers for broken glass are available and

in use.

Chemical Fume Hoods / Exhaust Points
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Over-crowded.


Low flow or airflow blocked or restricted.


Performance check within last 12 months.


Sash open during use or unattended.


Reagent and Sample Storage
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Secondary containment used properly.


Incompatibles stored together:

Acids and bases
Acids and cyanides, sulfides or bleach
Oxidizers and flammables
Waster reactive and aqueous
Organic and Concentrated acids
Bleach and ammonium hydroxide

Degraded and expired containers.


Excess empty chemical containers.


Containers properly labeled and intact.


Flammable Liquid Storage:

5 gal. or larger stored in flammable liquid
storage cabinet
No more than 10 gal. stored outside of
flammable liquid storage cabinet

Chemical spills (unattended)


Refrigerators:

Flammable materials
Cluttered


Safety Data Sheets
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Hardcopies not available


No access to Internet / MSDS’s


Additional Comments / Recommend Items