1. Yes, and we also require labs to complete self-inspections annually.
2. General, Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Laser, PPE, Emergency (some sections do not apply to all labs). We do one comprehensive inspection when we visit a lab.
3. On average, 18 months, but we strive for annual inspections (additionally, radiation is inspected on a quarterly basis, per requirements in our license)
4. Agree with Chris on justifications. We also use inspections to educate and train our lab personnel on regulatory and best practices (one on one training).
Environmental Health and Safety Professional II
Environmental Health and Safety Office
through Integrity, Cooperation and Leadership
Trying to do a little benchmarking; could you please share with me:
1.) Does your Institution do laboratory safety inspections?
2.) What areas are covered (general safety, chemical safety, biosafety, etc)?
3.) How often?
4.) How did you justify the need for these inspections to leadership?
April Karr | Chemical Safety Officer/Laboratory Safety Advisor
Oregon Health & Science University
Environmental Health & Radiation Safety | Mail code: PP170
3181 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd |Portland, OR 97239
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