Health & Safety Programs

September 2008

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 9/30/08

Buildings to be inspected by SC County on Thursday, 10/2 in the School of Medicine:

  • JAMES H CLARK CTR/GEN 07-340, 1West & 2West
  • Hagey (PSRL, 07-550)
  • Medical School Office Building (MSOB, 07-560)

On campus today, 9/30:

  • MAGNETIC RES SYS RES LAB 02-565
  • ENV FLUID MECH LAB 02-524
  • MECH ENG ADM 02-530
  • BLUME EARTHQUAKE 02-540
  • MECH ENG SHOPS & LOFT 02-610

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: 9/16/08

  • ST-GOLF MAINT YARD 14-860/865/S865
  • ST-GOLF DRIVING RANGE BLD 05-800
  • ST-WILLIAM R HEWLETT CTR 04-510 (if time permits)
  • ST-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 07-250 (SMRL is a SOM Lab)
  • ST-STAUFFER II 07-270

Here are a few reminders for labs, shops and other facilities using or storing hazardous materials to look at prior to next week's inspections:

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: 9/23/08

Buildings to be inspected by SC County today in the School of Medicine:

  • JAMES H CLARK CTR/GEN 07-340

On campus:

  • WILLIAM R HEWLETT CTR 04-510
  • NEAR EAST ELEC COMM HUB 08-465
  • WEST ELECTR COMM HUB/GEN 14-045
  • PRESS TELECOMM BLDG (ECH) 02-635
  • HERBERT HOOVER MEMORIAL 03-120
  • D PACKARD ELECTRICAL ENG 04-030

Santa Clara County HazMat & Waste Inspection

Are you ready for the Santa Clara County (SCC) Hazardous Materials and Waste Inspection?

Santa Clara County will start routine Hazardous Materials and Waste inspections on Tuesday, September 16th on the Stanford campus. The County will not notify us on which building will be inspected until the morning of the inspection. So...labs need to prepared at all times!

1. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS - The University EHS office will provide instructions on how to prepare your lab for the upcoming inspection. Have a research team member attend one of four informational sessions.

2. PREVIOUS DEFICIENCIES - Review the previously cited items and make sure that they have been corrected. During the 2008 inspection they will likely check for repeat violations in areas cited during previous inspections.

3. CHECK CHEMICAL USE AND STORAGE LOCATIONS - for similar deficiencies or any new potential violations and make necessary corrections. Use the Lab Compliance Cheat Sheet and 2008 SC County Inspection Preparation Info as a guide.

4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND INSPECTION UPDATES are available on the Health and Safety Programs or University Environmental Health and Safety Website.

Please feel free to contact your Compliance Assistance Program team member or the SOM Health and Safety Programs Office for additional information or assistance.

General Workplace Self-Inspection

It's that time again.....

ALL WORK AREAS in the School of Medicine including administrative and personal offices, labs and shared areas need to be checked, identified hazards corrected and corrections documented.

Please complete self-inspections by September 30, 2008.

The Health and Safety topic to review is "Locating General Safety Information".

The same General Workplace Inspection Form will be used for ALL WORK
AREAS including offices and rooms storing or using hazardous materials.

For labs (such as laboratories, shops, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, fume hood rooms, etc.), completing this form fulfills the requirements for the Quarter 3 Lab and Shop Inspection.

The form and support information are available on the Health and Safety Programs Website:

A. Instructions for Department Contacts
B. Instructions for Lab/Work Area Contacts
C. General Workplace Checklist
D. Special Topic: Locating General Safety Information

Thanks as always for your support and please feel free to contact our office at (650) 723-0110 for additional information!

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