Lab Safety Audit - University of Tulsa

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Nov 15, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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ChE 4003

Laboratory Safety


Page
1

University of Tulsa Chemical Engineering Department

Laboratory Safety Audit


Emergency

Yes

No

N/A


Emergency phone numbers listed





Exits marked




Fire Extinguisher

Yes

No

N/A


Locations marked





Accessible/not blocked





Current inspection




First Aid Kits

Yes

No

N/A


Available





Stock is adequate





Labeled





Procedures are posted





Accessible/not blocked




Eye Wash Stations

Yes

No

N/A


Mounted





Labeled





Accessible/not blocked





Able to provide continuous, copious
flow for 15
minutes (yes, test them!)




Safety Showers

Yes

No

N/A


Proper location





Labeled





Accessible/not blocked





Tested/Working (yes, test it!)




Vent Hoods

Yes

No

N/A


Sash in working order





Sash marked for airflow rate





Airfoils unaltered





Unobstructed airflow





Interior clean/clear/not used for storage





Adequate ventilation





Clean of loose paper or similar materials





All electrical outlet strips outside hood





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Personal Protective Equipment

Yes

No

N/A


Safety goggles/glasses worn





Appropriate respirators worn when needed





Appropriate gloves used when needed





Laboratory coats/aprons available





Appropriate shoes worn





Hearing protection available




Electrical Systems

Yes

No

N/A


Electrical equipment grounded





Electric cords in good condition





Circuits feeding potential wet areas have
ground
-
fault protection





Extension cords used only temporarily (power
strips used instead)





Cords avoid walkways





Circuits appropriately loaded




Equipment

Yes

No

N/A


Unused equipment stored properly/clean





Equipment in use safe/secure





Equipment in proper working order





Equipment used for intended purpose





Equipment has adequate workspace




Compressed Gases

Yes

No

N/A


Cylinders secured





Cylinder pressure gauge or cap attached





Cylinders stored properly





Cylinders properly labeled





Fewer than 3 cylinders in use





Fewer than 9 cylinders in lab




Chemical Storage

Yes

No

N/A


All containers are labeled





Containers are free of leaks





All glass containers are less than 4
-
liters





Chemicals segregated by hazard class





Containers are corrosion
-
free





All containers capped





Hazardous liquids stored at eye

level or below




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Chemicals stored off the floor





All flammables stored in closed, grounded
flammable storage unit





Less than 300 gal. of flammables stored





Unstable chemicals are before expiration date





Reasonable quantity of waste
chemicals




Special Hazards

Yes

No

N/A


Hazardous materials





Explosives





Cryogenics





Laser hazards





Corrosives





Mercury clean
-
up kit available




Housekeeping

Yes

No

N/A


Lab benches clean/clear





Sinks clean/clear





Floor
clear





Aisles clear





Exits clear





Chemical area food
-
free





Broken glass container present/labeled





Haz
-
Waste collection available





Haz
-
Waste collection labeled for contents and
contents start date





Absence of previous spills




Hazard Communications

Yes

No

N/A


Lab Sign
-
In





Safety rules posted





Emergency labels on entrance





MSDSs available