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
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
262 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…" Neal Langerman
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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