Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health 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.


Signs and Labels
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Lab refrigerators/freezers/microwaves labeled:
“No Food”
“No Flammables” (unless a flammable
rated refrigerator is present)

Restricted areas are identified and secure.


Emergency contact information sign is posted

on outside of lab door.

Hazardous Materials Emergency Information

poster from EHS posted.

Appropriate Signs on lab entrance:

Caution – Radioactive Materials
Biohazard Symbols
Lasers

There are no signs present indicating hazards

that no longer exist.



Training
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Persons handling and generating hazardous
List of personnel:
waste are current on annual training.






Persons working with BBP are current on
List of personnel:
annual training.






On-the-job training completed (lab specific

training).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Proper PPE available and matched to hazards:

Gloves

Lab Coates
Safety Glasses/Goggles
Face Shields
Respirators

Proper lab attire (no open toed shoes etc.).


Proper respirator use (if applicable).


Laboratory Work Practices
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

Gloves are removed before exiting lab.


Smoking and consumption of food and

beverage in the lab are prohibited.

Food and beverages are not stored in

laboratory areas.

Mouth pipetting prohibited.


Used needles/sharps are stored in appropriate
sharps containers.

Fume hood or glove box is used for handling

hazardous materials.

Vision panel in door to lab is free from

obstruction.


Waste Handling
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
Comments (description, location, etc.)

No waste is disposed in the trash, sinks, or by

evaporation.

Pink waste tags are affixed to each waste

container when waste first introduced.

Wastes submitted to EHS, within 6 months

after date of first filling of container.

Waste containers are in good condition and:

Free of leaks
Labeled
Closed
Segregated

Satellite Accumulation Area Requirements:

Labels Complete
Identify Constituents and Concentrations
Use Chemical Names
Weekly Inspection Form Complete
Segregation for incompatibles

Any special waste (biological, radioactive) is

properly marked with special labeling.

Incompatibles not mixed together.


Generator does not treat chemical waste in

lab.

Biosafety
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
C
omments (description, location, etc.)

Point of use containers available for biomedical

wastes at the benches.

Sharps containers available and not overfilled.


Sharps are handled appropriately:

no re-capping needles
no bending or breaking needles

Proper decontamination methods used (10%

bleach or other EPA approved decontamination
solution.

Biomedical waste containers do not contain

non-biomed waste (trash chemicals, etc.).





Radiation Safety
# Compliance Items:
Category Item
C
omments (description, location, etc.)

Radioactive materials are properly labeled and

stored.

For ongoing projects, containers of radioactive

materials are:
properly labeled
sealed
with secondary containment (as needed)

Personal dosimeters and area dosimeter are

current

Copy of lab safety procedures for handling

radioactive materials is available in the lab.

Users of radiation have been properly trained

on radiation safety.

For analytical X-ray equipment, the state

inspection is current (the blue sticker

For analytical X-ray equipment, the

interlock and warning devices are in
working condition.

Additional Comments / Recommend Items