From: Aditya Avadhanula <adi**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:41:13 +0000
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I am relatively new to the DCHAS forum and I work for Safetystratus.. We have an inspections tool that many people find useful. It is used for both general EHS inspections and self-audits by individual PI's. Please see for additional information. 


Adi Avad
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of Dodge, Janice [JDDodge**At_Symbol_Here**ADMIN.FSU.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:45 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Inspections

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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