From: JOSEPH R PASSANTE <joe**At_Symbol_Here**EHRS.UPENN.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:26:04 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
1. biomedical labs inspected once per year; Physical science labs (and biomedical labs with class 3b or 4 lasers) twice per year
2 inspection staff: All our inspectors have other roles. We have 1 lab safety specialist, 2 industrial hygienists, 4 biosafety officers and 1 CSP who participate in audits.
3 no PI requirement for self inspection. We encourage a voluntary self inspection as part of the inspection prep process
We have between 800-900 PI's, core facilities and teaching labs.
Joseph R. Passante, CIH, CHO
Associate Director, EHRS
University of Pennsylvania
A few questions asked by our Administration:
What is the frequency of EH&S -led laboratory inspections for those of you in large academic research institutions?
# 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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