From: "Dodge, Janice" <JDDodge**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:45:37 +0000
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At Florida State University, 2 EH&S safety officers have as their primary responsibility the all-hazards safety inspections of all laboratories.  These are not audits, but plain sight inspections.  We conduct follow-up inspections of laboratories where we have especial concerns – usually about a dozen, usually in the Chemistry and Engineering departments.  We also note particular observations for follow up by other Safety Officers in EH&S, for example a laser set up without apparent shielding or curtains would be referred to our Radiation Safety Officer.


Lab self-audits may be on the horizon, and we suggest these but currently don’t require them.




Janice Dodge

Laboratory Safety Officer

Florida State University



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 10:35 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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