Health & Safety Programs

Self-Inspection Topic for Quarter 2, 2011
Safe Laboratory Attire, Work Practices & PPE

The quarterly topic for Quarter 2, 2011 is Safe Laboratory Attire, Work Practices and PPE. With Summer just around the corner, this is an important reminder to use appropriate personal protective equipment and safe laboratory attire while working in labs.

Labs need to complete Self-Inspections forms for this quarter by June 30, 2011. Quarter 1 2011 Self Inspection Checklist - pdf document Quarter 1 2011 Self Inspection Checklist -MS Word

LAB SAFETY BASICS - from the Laboratory Chemical Safety Toolkit outlines general safe laboratory practices for personnel working in laboratories.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) - In addition to enginnering controls and good work practices, PPE can be effective in minizing individual exposure and when properly selected and used, is a necessary part of laboratory safety.

  1. Selecting Personal Protective Equipment from Laboratory Chemical Safety Toolkit details the use and selection of:
  2. Minimum Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements for Animal Room Entry - Some animal facilities/rooms have enhanced PPE requirements for biosafety or biosecurity purposes posted which are in addition to these requirements!
  3. PPE from Biosafety Webpage - (Excerpt from Stanford University Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan).




  1. Review the list of rooms for your PI on the most recent copy of the ChemTracker Activity ListCT Activity List provided by your Department Health and Safety Contact. At a minimum include these rooms in your lab walk-through. (You'll notice that some Department Codes may have changed as part of an update by ChemTracker).
  2. Complete the questions for the Special Topic on page 2 of the Q2-2011 Self-Inspection Checklist.
  3. Complete page 1 of the Q2-2011 Self-Inspection Checklist AFTER walking-through your lab and other chemical storage locations.
  4. Make sure that any identified deficiencies are CORRECTED and corrective action is documented on the form!
  5. Return the completed from to your Department Health and Safety Contact by June 30, 2011.
  6. SHARE the results of the Self-Inspection and corrected action taken with your PI and ALL members of your lab.
Updated 06/3/11 @ 19:20

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