Chemical Safety Audit Checklist

Building & Room Number:_______________

Date of Audit:______________________

Department:___________________________

Auditors(s):________________________

Lab Supervisor:________________________

1. Safety Equipment Working Accessible Last checked
a. fume hoods ______________ ______________ ______________
b. biological hoods ______________ ______________ ______________
c. eye washes ______________ ______________ ______________
d. showers ______________ ______________ ______________
e. fire extinguisher(s) A B C D ______________ ______________
2. House-keeping Yes No
a. emergency numbers posted by telephone? _____ _____
b. food, beverages and appliances absent from the laboratory? _____ _____
c. food absent from chemical refrigerators and vice versa? _____ _____
d. bench tops clean and unobstructed? _____ _____
e. laboratory doors closed? _____ _____
f. floors, aisles and exits unobstructed? _____ _____
g. outside hallways uncluttered? _____ _____
3. Chemical Storage Yes No
a. all containers appropriately labeled? _____ _____
b. chemicals stored appropriately (incompatibles separated)? _____ _____
c. no flammables in unapproved refrigerators? _____ _____
d. liquid chemicals equipped with secondary containment? _____ _____
e. flammable liquids within allowable quantities? _____ _____
f. gas cylinders secured and stored appropriately? _____ _____
g. empty and full cylinders separated? _____ _____
4. Waste Management Yes No
a. chemical wastes labeled appropriately? _____ _____
b. chemical wastes tightly capped? _____ _____
c. incompatible chemicals separated? _____ _____
d. liquid chemicals equipped with secondary containment? _____ _____
e. weekly chemical waste inspections documented (where required)? _____ _____
f. sharps disposed in proper containers? _____ _____
g. special bags used for autoclaving waste? _____ _____
h. red waste bags used for infectious waste? _____ _____
i. broken glass disposed in labeled container? _____ _____
j. radioactive materials disposed in approved containers? _____ _____
5. Mechanical Equipment Yes No
a. guards in place (fans, centrifuges, drive belts)? _____ _____
b. belts/pulleys in good condition? _____ _____
6. Electrical Equipment Yes No
a. grounded? _____ _____
b. fitted with overload protection device? _____ _____
c. outlets located outside of hoods? _____ _____
d. motors intrinsically safe (where appropriate)? _____ _____
e. cords in good condition? _____ _____
f. current carrying parts not exposed? _____ _____
g. GFIs on outlets within 6 feet of a sink? _____ _____
h. electrical cords out of foot traffic areas? _____ _____
7. Paper Work Yes No
a. training records available? _____ _____
b. training records current? _____ _____
c. training records complete (for all employees)? _____ _____
d. Incident Report forms available (for work-related illnesses and injuries)? _____ _____
e. MSDSs accessible? _____ _____
f. Chemical Hygiene Plan accessible? _____ _____
g. written laboratory-specific SOPs available? _____ _____
h. staff knows the laboratory safety officer? _____ _____
i. Hazardous Chemical Waste Management Guidebook accessible? _____ _____
j. Radiation Protection Manual accessible? _____ _____

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