Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:44:11 -0400
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I''d imagine you would want two kinds of checklists/procedures - one for weekly use within the lab itself, and a more comprehensive one that a safety committee or EHS department would use.

I haven't run a lab in over ten years now, but I dusted off the one that I used to use on a weekly basis within my research group and posted it here:

After performing an inspection for each lab, I would staple a "READ AND CHECK OFF" Post-It size note to the reports and ensure that each group member reviewed it.  This was the same protocol I used for other group memos - important research papers, university notices etc. etc.

The idea was to keep it short and sweet - something that could be ticked off in a few minutes and help stay on top of situations before they could become serious.  There are probably minor tweaks I would make to the content given discussions on this list over the past decade but the idea still works.

If anyone wants that in ancient MS Word format, contact me off list.

Rob Toreki

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Inspection checklists query

A member who is having trouble sending e-mail to the list asks this question:
I am looking for a good lab safety inspection checklist and procedure.  I have seen several but would like the input of this group.
Web references to on line forms would probably be the best approach to this, although I can collect attachments and put links and files on the DCHAS web site if people are willing to share that way as well.

- Ralph

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