Environmental Health & Safety Inspections

Inspections

  • Inspections should be performed regularly by the PI or laboratory supervisor. A form which may be used by the PI or lab supervisor to perform these inspections is presented at the end of this section.
  • Environmental Health & Safety also conducts periodic laboratory safety inspections and upon request.
    • EH&S inspections will include a general safety and chemical safety audit and a review of the Chemical Hygiene Plan.
    • Unsafe practices or conditions will be reported immediately to the PI or laboratory supervisor. A safety audit report will be sent to the PI or laboratory supervisor with recommendations for corrective action.
  • The Washington State Department of Safety and Health, the WSU Fire Department, and other regulatory agencies may also conduct safety and health compliance inspections.
  • The sample inspection form may be used by laboratory supervisors or Principal Investigators. A similar inspection form may be used by Environmental Health & Safety inspectors in performing laboratory surveys.
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