Health & Safety Programs

Inspections

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 2/18/10

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Thursday, February 18th. The Medical School buildings include the Clark Center, Fairchild Science Building and Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine.

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 9/22/09

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Tuesday, September 22. The Medical School buildings include the Clark Center and Fairchild Science Building.

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

Fire Safety Inspection: Redwood and Modulars A-H Buildings

The Stanford Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) will conduct a Fire Safety Inspection at the Redwood and 1215 Welch Road Modulars A-H Buildings on Tuesday, August 25th 2009.

* SUFMO will check fire safety, particularly building access and egress.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact the Health and Safety Programs Office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website for
fire safety and hazardous materials inspections preparation checklists!

Fire Safety Inspection: Hagey Building

The Stanford Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) will conduct a Fire Safety Inspection at the Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine (07-550) on Thursday August 27th.

* SUFMO will check fire safety and hazardous materials storage items.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact your CAP team member Karla Tomlin, the Health and Safety Programs Office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website for
fire safety and hazardous materials inspections preparation checklists!

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 8/12/09

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Wednesday, August 12th. The Medical School buildings include Grant, Alway, Edwards, Falk and MSLS.

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 6/25/09

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Thursday, June 25th. The Medical School buildings include Lane, Grant, Alway, Edwards and Boswell.

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

Fire Safety Inspection: Fairchild Science Building

The Stanford Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) will conduct a Fire Safety Inspection at the Fairchild Science Building (07-520) on Tuesday 6/23 and Friday 6/26.

* Please be prepared to be inspected on ANY of the dates

* SUFMO will check fire safety and hazardous materials storage items.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact your CAP team member Karla Tomlin or our office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website for
fire safety and hazardous materials inspections preparation checklists!

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 6/16/09

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Tuesday, June 16. The Medical School buildings include Beckman, RAF and Welch Road Facilities (701B, 800, 780, 801).

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

Quarter 2 2009 Self-Inspection: TRACE: Health and Safety Verification for Laboratories

The special topic for Quarter 2 is TRACE: Health and Safety Verification for Laboratories, where entities with laboratories and chemical storage areas will review items relating to the new TRACE verification program.

Self-Inspections forms for this quarter need to be completed and returned to your department Health and Safety Contact by June 30, 2009.

Items for laboratories to review this quarter:

  • TRACE: Health and Safety Verification Program

  • Training: Training Advisor, Training Records

  • Compliance: Verify rooms used for chemical storage; Corrections for regulatory inspection findings

  • Changes in carcass disposal for labs working with animals- New policy that will be checked during the Santa Clara County Medical Waste Inspection starting in June 2009.

Palo Alto Wastewater Inspection

The Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant will conduct a facility walk-through of labs in the Grant, Alway and Lane Buildings on Thursday, March 25, 2009.

The focus of the inspection is handling, storage and potential sources of discharge of hazardous materials.

Please have labs review information on wastewater discharge related to research activities on the SOM Website.

Quarter 1 2009 Self-Inspection: Emergency Notification for Laboratories

The special topic for Quarter 1 is Emergency Notification for Laboratories, where we will review information posted in the life safety box, along with notification, reporting and responding to emergencies situations or work-related accidents.

Self-Inspections forms for this quarter need to be completed and returned to your department contact by March 31, 2009.

Please take this opportunity to look at questions that came up during the University-wide emergency exercise.

Fire Safety Inspection: Clark Center

The Stanford Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) will conduct a Fire Safety Inspection at the Clark Center (07-340) on 2/26, 2/27, and 3/3/09.

* Please be prepared to be inspected on ANY of the dates

* SUFMO will check fire safety and hazardous materials storage items.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact your CAP team member Karla Tomlin or our office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website for
fire safety and hazardous materials inspections preparation checklists!

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection

The initial round of hazardous materials and waste inspections is complete.

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 2/10/09

There are no hazardous materials and waste inspections this week for School of Medicine Buildings.

The County will inspect and audit records at the University Environmental Safety Facility (Main EHS facility on campus).

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 2/2/09

There are no hazardous materials and waste inspections this week for School of Medicine Buildings.

On campus, the County will inspect:

  • PAUL ALLEN CIS/CISX 04-050/055
  • MUDD CHEMISTRY 07-210

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 1/26/09

There are no hazardous materials and waste inspections scheduled this week.

The County will resume inspections next week.

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 1/19/09

Santa Clara County will inspect CCSR (07-590) this week:

  • Tuesday (1/20) starting at 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday (1/21) starting at 9:00am

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 1/5/09

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE in Medical School buildings this week.

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 12/8/08

No new inspections until 2009; Happy Holidays!

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 12/1/08

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

  • Tuesday, 12/2/08 - Beckman (07-530)
  • Thursday, 12/4/08 - Most likely one of more of the Stone Buildings: Boswell (07-305), Grant (07-306), Alway (07-307), Lane (07-308), Edwards (07-309)

Quarter 4 2008 Self-Inspection: Disposal of Laboratory Generated Waste

The special topic for Quarter 4 is DISPOSAL OF LABORATORY GENERATED WASTE, where we will review definitions and proper disposal of laboratory waste.

This is an opportunity to review disposal practices, implement the new items; complete self-inspections by December 31, 2008.

Over the past few months all School of Medicine have been visited by Santa Clara County for Medical Waste and many for Hazardous Materials and Waste. During the inspections new items relating to waste generated by laboratories have been raised.

  • Definition, Types, Disposal of Hazardous Waste
  • Spill Reporting and Response – Review procedure on poster
  • Qiagen Kits and “Non-Hazardous” Buffers - Some of the components contain materials that are hazardous by definition; make sure that the wastes are disposed of properly. "BUFFERS" are not always non-hazardous!
  • Autoclave Tape contains lead and should not be disposed of in the trash. Are you managing your used tape properly?
  • Medical Waste: Red Biohazard Bag Use and Secondary Containment
  • Chemical Safety Training Module – Review information and responsibilities, if needed.
  • Review 2008 Regulatory Inspections Findings

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 11/24/08

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

There are NO SANTA CLARA COUNTY INSPECTIONS this week!

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 11/17/08

Buildings to be inspected by SC County on Tuesday, 11/18 in the School of Medicine:

  • Fairchild Science Building (07-520)

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 11/10/08

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE in Medical School buildings this week.
The County will coduct a MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION of off-site facilities (California Avenue, Welch Road, Hillview and Arastradero) on Wednesday, November 12th.
Tuesday, November 11th is a holiday for the County; HAZMAT INSPECTION schedule will resume next week.

Updated: SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 11/03/08

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE in Medical School buildings this week.

On campus:

  • HUMAN BIOLOGY 01-080
  • BIOLOGY FIELD HOUSE 14-410
  • APPLIED PHYSICS 04-230
  • TERMAN ENG LAB 02-500
  • STAUFFER III/GEN 07-290

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 11/03/08

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE INSPECTIONS on Tuesday, November 4th; the County is planning to inspect facilities on THURSDAY, November 6th.

Please check the SOM Health and Safety Programs Web or blog site for updates; information for specific buildings will be posted as soon as we receive confirmation from the County.

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 10/27/08

Buildings to be inspected by SC County on Tuesday, 10/28 in the School of Medicine:

  • HUMAN GENOME CTR 90-941R (855 California Ave.)
  • GENOME TECHNOLOGY CENTER 90-402R (975 California Ave.)

Other facilities on campus:

  • VARIAN PHYSICS 04-520
  • PHYSICS & ASTORPHYSICS 04-470
  • AVERY AQUATIC CENTER 09-310
  • ROBLE STUDIOS (GYM) 04-650
  • DURAND 04-540

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 10/21/08

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE in Medical School buildings this week.

On campus for Tuesday (10/21):

  • BARN (ATHLETICS) 09-630
  • ANGELL FIELD S BLEACHER 09-392
  • ENCINA TENNIS BLEACHERS 08-025
  • VADEN HEALTH CTR/GEN 10-710

On campus for Wednesday (10/22):

  • HERRIN HALL 07-410
  • JORDAN HALL 01-420

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 10/14/08

There are NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/WASTE in Medical School buildings this week.

On campus:

  • Site 525
  • EH&S Stockfarm Yard (WAA)
  • Terman Engr Ctr

SC County Medical Waste Inspection: 10/14-15/08

Santa Clara County will conduct their annual MEDICAL WASTE INSPECTION on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14-15th. The on-campus Medical School buildings include Beckman, CCSR, Grant, Alway, Lane, Edwards, MSLS, Falk, RAF, Fairchild, Clark, and PSRL.

Medical Waste Equals Red Bags plus Sharps

Please review the information at the following links:

SC County HazMat & Waste Inspection: Week of 10/7/08

Buildings to be inspected by SC County on Tuesday, 10/7 in the School of Medicine:

  • RESEARCH ANIMAL FAC I/II 07-330
  • BLOOD CENTER (3373 Hillview Ave)
  • FALK CARDIO RES CENTER 07-320

Other facilities on campus:

  • MITCHELL 04-560
  • ENV & ENERGY/GEN 04-070

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!

Quarter 2 2008 Self-Inspection:
Emergency Planning for Laboratories

The health and safety topic for all laboratory research staff in the School of Medicine to review this quarter is EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR LABORATORIES. Please complete the Self-Inspection process for this quarter by June 30, 2008.

Emergency planning is essential to any organization. It increases our ability to effectively respond to and recovery from a myriad of emergencies including earthquakes, fires, floods, infectious disease outbreaks, power outages, etc. Within the School of Medicine, emergency planning needs to occur at all organizational levels (school-wide, department, division and laboratory). By preparing at all levels, the School of Medicine's resiliency during and after emergencies is enhanced.

Training on emergency procedures is a key component to laboratory preparedness. All laboratory personnel should be aware of basic emergency procedures (such as evacuation and emergency notification) contained within each department's emergency plan. An effective emergency plan is not a 'shelf warmer'. It is a document known and understood by all personnel in the organization.

Use this opportunity to determine, if your laboratory personnel know the basic information contained in your department's emergency plan. Do they know who to call in case of emergency? Do they know where your Emergency Assembly Point is located? Do they know how to shut down important equipment or what to do with valuable specimens? Training and awareness among all personnel is key to continuing our important mission after a major emergency.

      http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/inspections/topicQ208.html

Fire Safety Inspection
Fairchild Science Building

Stanford Fire Marshal's Office will conduct a Fire Safety Inspection at the Fairchild Science Building (07-520) on June 18 - 19.

  > Please be prepared to be inspected on ANY of the dates

  > SUFMO will check fire safety and hazardous materials storage items.

  > Check flammable and corrosive cabinets and areas where you are storing flammables. Place corrosives and oxidizers in separate cabinets or storage locations.

  > Make sure that the cabinet is appropriately labeled; i.e. blue corrosive cabinet is used for corrosive storage and yellow flam cabinets have ONLY flammable liquids.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact your CAP team member Karla Cassady, our office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website for fire safety and
hazardous materials inspections preparation checklists!

Fire Safety Inspection
Clark Center

Stanford Fire Marshal's Office is conducting a Fire Safety Inspection at the Clark Center.

We have completed a site walk-through of the South and East pods and will continue in the West and Basement areas this week.

Quarter 1 2008 Self-Inspection:
Verify & Update Training Records

This quarter's self-inspection special topic focus is reviewing lab safety training requirements and related special training. As you know, keeping abreast of training requirements for laboratory workers is a critical safety and compliance issue.

The special topic for the quarter is a review and check of required training for laboratory workers.

Although you and your colleagues may be familiar with and up-to-date on the basic chemical, biological, and radiological training requirements, please also focus on some of the more specialized requirements such as shipping with dry ice, hazardous materials shipping in general, laser safety training, and specialized equipment and procedure training.

PAFD Hazardous Materials Inspection

The Palo Alto Fire Department will be conducting a hazardous materials inspection on 2/13, 2/19 or 2/20 in the Alway, Lane, Edwards, Falk (CVRB), 701B Welch, 800 Welch, and 801 Welch buildings.

  > Please be prepared to be inspected on ANY of the dates

  > PAFD is looking carefully at chemical storage and segregation of incompatible materials.

  > Check flammable and corrosive cabinets and areas where you are storing flammables. Place corrosives and oxidizers in separate cabinets or storage locations.

  > Make sure that the cabinet is appropriately labeled; i.e. blue corrosive cabinet is used for corrosive storage and yellow flam cabinets have ONLY flammable liquids.

For questions or additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, please contact your CAP team member, our office at 723-0110 or check the Health and Safety Programs website!

Quarter 4 Self-Inspections

Don't forget to complete Quarter 4 Lab and Shop Inspection Checklists by December 31, 2007. The special quarterly topic for this quarter is,"Safe Lab Practices."

Return completed checklists for ALL rooms storing or using chemicals to your DEPARTMENT SAFETY CONTACT.

* Additional Information: http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/inspections/selfinspforms07.html

* Returned Department Summary Forms (Secure site requiring SUnet ID:
http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/secure/2007SelfInsp.html

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