From: "Sumliner, Jordan" <j.m.sumliner**At_Symbol_Here**EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Safety Inspections
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:47:06 +0000
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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).



Jordan M. Sumliner, MS

Environmental Health and Safety Professional II

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Emory University

Office: 404..727.4674


through IntegrityCooperation and Leadership


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List <dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**> on behalf of Kohler, Christopher E <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Safety Inspections
HI April! 

1. Yes

2. General, chemical, and waste.

3. Annually.

4. To prevent accidents and ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, building codes, fire codes and more. The lab safety standard recommends regular inspections and fume hood evals I think. It up to us to determine how we want to apply it. I can get you the exact reference on Monday.

Have a great weekend!


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From: April Karr <karra**At_Symbol_Here**OHSU.EDU>
Date: 1/29/2016 7:17 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Safety Inspections


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?



Thanks much!


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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