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Laboratory Safety Evaluation Program 

Laboratory safety evaluations provide an opportunity to assist departments, faculty, staff and students to identify and correct potential health and safety hazards in research and teaching laboratories.  Laboratory safety evaluations are conducted annually by EH&S personnel to ensure that each laboratory conforms with the safe and healthy work conditions and practices as identified in in the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), UCR's Chemical Hygiene Plan, federal and state regulations, standards and UC policies. 

For more information about Laboratory Safety Evaluation Program, contact ehslaboratory@ucr.edu or call (951) 827-5528.

Steps to an Effective Laboratory Safety Evaluation

  1. Perform a workplace hazard assessment using the Laboratory Hazard Assessment (LHAT)

  2. Complete all required training courses

  3. Ensure all lab personnel wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance to lab hazard assessment and UCOP Policy

  4. Review/Update/Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  5. Update chemical inventory for each assigned location using UC Chemicals 

  6. Update Emergency placard using the eContact system

  7. Advertise safety in the laboratory by posting hazard warning signs

  8. Update  Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) 

  9. Provide access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  10. Review the laboratory evaluation checklist

  11. Dispose of hazardous waste properly by accessing the Waste Accumulation Storage Tracking (WASTe) system

 

 

Complete the Laboratory Site Specific Training Checklist


Guide for creating Laboratory Specific Training

Course Description
Information and Training, Chemical Safety, Injury & Illness Prevention, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Emergencies and Fires, Laboratory Safety Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Equipment in the laboratory.

Instructor
Supervisor / Principal Investigator (PI)

Step 1: Complete the Information, Course Outline and Training  for each laboratory location

Step 2: Provide Training on the topics according to the Course Outline for each laboratory personnel member
Use the Course Outline guide

Step 3: Document Training on the Training Record and submit according to instructions on the Training Roster

Lab Safety Training