Laboratories are hazardous work environments. There are physical, chemical, radiological and biological hazards in different laboratories. To prevent injuries and accidents, it is important that applicable controls (engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment) are in place in your labs.
Open toe shoes, skirts, shorts and capris are not allowed in the lab. Pants and closed toe shoes must be worn.
All laboratories on campus will be inspected on an annual basis. It is important that a representative from the lab be available during the lab inspection to answer any questions regarding work processes and controls in place.
How do you prepare for a laboratory inspection? Please make sure the controls listed above are in place. Also, use the inspection checklist (doc) to conduct a pre-inspection before the Environmental Health and Safety lab inspection. Remember, a messy lab is an accident waiting to happen! Please make sure to clean your labs on a weekly basis.
Do you have any questions regarding laboratory safety? If so, please e-mail: Kathi Lyon.