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Laboratory Safety Self-Audit Program

Laboratory safety self-audits provide an opportunity for departments, faculty, staff and students to reemphasize safety by focusing on safety topics specific to each research laboratory.  Audits are conducted by individuals designated by each department whom have research laboratory experience.  Laboratory safety audits are performed to evaluate the lab's conformance to UCR's Chemical Hygiene Plan, federal and state regulations, standards and codes.  Audits are vital to identifying and addressing potential hazards and unsafe conditions in the laboratory. 

The benefits of self-audits include:

  • improved health, safety and environmental awareness in all laboratories,
  • principal investigators take on greater ownership of safety in their laboratory and
  • increase involvement with ensuring the health and safety of the laboratory group. 

The Laboratory Safety Self-Audit Program fits into EH&S department's ongoing effort to improve the safety culture of our campus community.

Steps to an Effective Laboratory Safety Self-Audit

Interactive flowchart

Workflow LSM LHAT CIS Placard SDS WASTe SIT

Department Submission Calendar

 

July

August

September

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Physics and Astronomy

Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology Teaching Labs

October

November

December

Biomedical Sciences

Botany and Plant Sciences

OPEN

Bioengineering

Earth Sciences

January

February

March

Environmental Sciences

Psychology

OPEN

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Plant Pathology and Microbiology

April

May

June

Evolution Ecology and Organismal Biology

CE-CERT

Cell Biology and Neurosciences

Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Nematology

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Entomology

Material Science and Engineering

 

Self-Audit Resources

Laboratory Safety Self-Audit Checklist

Laboratory safety audit/inspection training

Laboratory safety audit guidance (for each checklist item)

Safety Inspection Tool tutorial

 

Need more information?

Contact EH&S at 951.827.5528 or email us.

 

 


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