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Lab Safety Inspections

The EH&S Laboratory Safety team performs annual safety inspections of research spaces to ensure labs are following campus policies and state/federal regulations.  The laboratory inspection is conducted with a lab representative and the process consists of three components:

  1. Documentation
  2. General lab safety
  3. Chemical safety. 

Safety recommendations may also be made during the inspection process based on the risks assessed in the lab environment.

Read more about our NEW Risk Assessment process!

General Lab Requirements

All labs must adhere to the following areas:

  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Safety
  • Earthquake Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Documentation Required

All labs must complete the following:

  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Training
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) review and sign-off
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Lab Site Safety Orientation Training
  • Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
  • Chemical Inventory
Chemical Safety

Lab personnel should have appropriate training for the following:

  • Chemical Storage/Compatibility
  • Fume Hoods
  • Miscellaneous Engineering Controls
  • Hazardous Waste Management