From: Daniel Crowl <crowl**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory Safety Inspections
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:25:56 -0700
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I think the lab inspections should be used as a very important performance monitoring function. It will give you good information on how well the safety program is working and how to improve it. The lab is where the safety program "wheels hit the road." Deficiencies in the lab may also show weaknesses in upper management or other places far removed from the lab.

=E2=80=8BDan Crowl
Chemical Engineering
University of Utah

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 9:51 AM, TILAK CHANDRA <tilak.chandra**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Lab inspection benefits:

=E2=80=A2 Laboratory safety inspections enhance overall laboratory safety and


=E2=80=A2 Improves connectivity and relations between safety and labs/department

=E2=80=A2 Reduces communication gaps between safety and researchers

=E2=80=A2 Aids to know about the chemical process and safety mechanism

=E2=80=A2 Provides mechanism to improve the LSCHPs and SOPs for chemical


Good luck.


Tilak Chandra, Ph.D.

Chemical Safety Specialist



Ph. 608-890-0255

608-622-9761 (Cell)

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

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of April Karr
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 5:55 PM
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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