KEY ITEMS LOOKED AT DURING AN EH&S INSPECTION


ITEMREQUIREMENTSTANDARD USED
Aisles/PasswayKept Clean/free of obstructionOSHA 1910.22

Requirements for Egress

Chemical StorageIncompatible chemicals cannot be stored togetherNFPA 45 7-2.3

Storage

Gas CylindersSecuredNFPA 55 6-6
ChemicalsLabeled with Contents and Hazard Warning

Flammable Liquids cannot exceed 5 gal. outside cabinet

OSHA 1910.1200

Hazard Communication

NFPA 30 4-4.42 & 45 7-2.3

Electrical CordsNot frayed or broken

Protected from damage

Use of Extension cords not allowed >90 days

OSHA 1910.303(g)

Electrical

NEC 305-4(h)

NEC 400-8; State Building Code

EyewashAvailable/unblocked

Weekly Check

OSHA 1910.151©

Medical & First Aid

ANSI Z358.1990

ExitwaysFree from ObstructionsOSHA 1910.36

Means of Egress

Fire ExtinguishersNot blocked/AccessibleOSHA 1910.157

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Flammable Storage CabinetDoor closes properlyNFPA 30 4-3.2
Food/DrinkNot consumed in labOSHA 1910.141(g)

Sanitation

Machine GuardingIn placeOSHA 1910.212(a)(1) & (2)

Requirements for All Machinery

Oxygen StorageAway from Flammable or Combustible chemicalsNFPA 51 2-4.3

ITEMREQUIREMENTSTANDARD USED
Eye ProtectionAvailable and UsedOSHA 1910.133 (a)

Eye Protection

Respirator UseProgram in placeOSHA 1910.134

Respiratory Protection

Protective GlovesAvailable/UsedOSHA 1910.138

Hand Protection

Safety PlansAvailable/CurrentOSHA 1910.1450

Toxic Chemicals in a Laboratory

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NEC - National Electrical Code
ANSI - American National Standards Institute


EHSC Home
NCSU Home 
Page