From: Brandon S. Chance <bchance**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:05:17 +0000
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  1. General audits occur annually as official EHS audits.  We use our complete checklist for these.  Some departments request more frequent audits.  In these cases, we perform an abridged audit that may be department specific.  Various specialty audits (radiation users, certain bio organisms, etc.) may occur as frequently as monthly.
  2. We have no staff who have primary roles of inspectors.  We divide up based on specialty.  For example, I have a chemistry background, so I handle Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.  Our Associate director is also the Laser Safety Officer, so he leads Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and Physics general audits and performs his laser safety duties at the same time.  The same goes for various members of our teams.  
  3. It varies by department, but there are not EHS mandated requirements.


Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO

Program Manager, Chemical Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Princeton University

262 Alexander Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

609-258-7882 (office)

609-955-1289 (mobile)

609-258-1804 (fax)

"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…" Neal Langerman

From: "<Wawzyniecki Jr>", Stefan <stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU>
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**>
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:35 AM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**" <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**>
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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