From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:54:10 -0400
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That makes sense.  Having those with special expertise in safety, ventilation, industrial hygiene, etc. do the inspection.  If it is left to people who work in or supervise the labs on a daily basis, they tend to endorse the good job they think they are already doing.  And when changes that will result in better procedures are identified by the expert, administration needs to support that change.  Otherwise, the decision on whether or not to implement the change is given to the people with a dog in that fight.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Wood <wayne.wood**At_Symbol_Here**MCGILL.CA>
Sent: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 8:46 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections

Here at McGill University EHS inspects every lab (approximately 800 of them) annually. We have 1 EHS officer whose primary role is inspection, 3 others who contribute about a third of their time, and 2 technicians who spend about half their time on inspections. 

Wayne Wood

On Jun 25, 2014, at 4:13 PM, "Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan" <stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU> wrote:

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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