Lab Safety

Yearly Inspections

The Regulatory Office and The Office of Environmental Health & Safety jointly conduct annual inspections of the hospital CAP accredited laboratories to ensure compliance with the following areas:

  • Documents & Training
  • Hazard Communication
  • Emergency & Safety Information
  • Fire Safety
  • General Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Housekeeping
  • Chemical Storage & Compatibility
  • BioSafety Cabinets
  • Fume Hoods
  • Chemical Waste Disposal & Transport
  • Seismic Safety
  • Mechanical and Electrical Safety
  • Security

Laboratory Inspection Checklist

Risk Assessments 

When it is challenging for a laboratory to meet a specific standard, a risk assessment process can be utilized to evaluate the potential risk of not meeting the standard. 

Please contact The Office of Environmental Health & Safety if a risk assessment is needed.

Hazardous Waste Tags

The hazardous waste tag is used to identify the contents of a hazardous waste container. 

Please use this form and place it on each hazardous waste container