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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 827-5528.
Steps to an Effective Laboratory Safety Evaluation
Perform a workplace hazard assessment using the Laboratory Hazard Assessment (LHAT)
Complete all required training courses
Ensure all lab personnel wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance to lab hazard assessment and UCOP Policy
Review/Update/Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Update chemical inventory for each assigned location using UC Chemicals
Update Emergency placard using the eContact system
Advertise safety in the laboratory by posting hazard warning signs
Provide access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Review the laboratory evaluation checklist
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
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.
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