From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:36:56 +0000
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At UCR the Provost chose to establish a ‘departmental responsibility’ for lab audits.

EH&S provides the information, training and software to conduct a lab inspection.

The departments then decide how/who will conduct inspections (and when they are due within 365 days)..

Some departments have assigned this to the Faculty who have reassigned it to their graduate student or post-doc.

Other department have their departmental Chemical Hygiene Officer or other staff member conduct all the audits


The EH&S Audit Specialist reviews the audit results, inspects the reporting completed follow-ups and contacts a random audit here and there.



Russell Vernon, Ph.D.
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:35 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections


A few questions asked by our Administration:

1.       What is the frequency of EH&S –led laboratory inspections for those of you in large  academic research institutions?

2.       # of EHS staff whose primary role is inspections?

        3.  Are Individual PI’s or Departments required to inspect  their labs?  How often?




-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM




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