Unformatted text preview: School Science Labs Safety Inspection List School: 6 ‘5‘: DWI/OW B H); 6 H 30H Db L Teacher; M Room: ”7 LAQ Each High School or Middle School science lab in which any hazardous chemicals (even
consumer chemicals), hazardous equipment, or hazardous procedures are used should contain the
following equipment and policies: Personal Protective Equipment for students:
\K Safety goggles, ANSI Z87.1 vented and un-vented (for fire, splash, or glass hazards)*
\/ safety glasses (can be used for impact hazards only)
k/ visitor’s goggles and policy requiring visitor’s to wear goggles (may wear student
pé non-latex gloves (depending on lab type)
Lab coat or chemical—resistant aprons (depending on lab type)
Q31 Rubberized mitts or heat—resistant gloves
%_ Face shield (for teacher only — use with hazardous chemicals) ~ should have faintenance record
No respirators permitted
Safety E ipment:
Hot and cold running water
' Containing aerated water
' Hands—free operation
° Located within 10 seconds travel time of any point in lab
' May be built-in, faucet attached, or drench combo unit (not bottle type)
° Sufficient pressure
0 Comfortable temperature
‘ Maintenance record
Drench-type Safety Shower
0 sign '
' maintenance record
' drain or non-skid mats
N/ﬂo Signs on all safety equipment
a UV sterilizing cabinet (15 minute cycle)
’ First aid kit (no chemicals or latex band-aids)
é Demo shield (hazardous chemical demos) — should have maintenance record
Tables with non-porous chemical—resistant surfaces
b/ Fire extinguisher (hi—class ABC) —— should contain label and maintenance record b/Fire blanket (not vertical-mounted) - should contain label and maintenance record
9( Sand bucket labeled “For fires and spills” Compiled by The Science House, NCSU -
Revised 9/6/11 Item 7—3 School Science Labs ‘ . Page 2 91 Spill kit
° Plastic broom and plastic dustpan
° Absorbent materials (sand, kitty litter, etc)
° Neutralizer (baking soda and Vinegar) ° Gloves
' Goggles ° Garbage Bag Chemical Storage y Hazardous chemicals should be stored in a well—identified, locked storeroom.
Shelving should be secured to the wall or floor and contain doors or lips.
"\e/ Storage area is off limits to students.
K Adequate ventilation
(9/ Flammables should be stored in a Flammables cabinet (examples: isopropyl alcohol,
phenolphthalein, acetone). I
N47“ Highly toxic chemicals should be stored in a poisons cabinet.
M/fp Do not store acids and bases together.
' Acids should be stored in a dedicated acids cabinet. (Nitric acid should be stored
° Bases should be stored in a Corrosives cabinet.
til/B Chemicals should be stored by compatible chemical families using the NIOSH
”/5 A Chemical inventory should be kept current and stored in office and science dept.
9/ Prior Approval procedures followed
0. MSDS for each chemical used in the lab should be stored in the lab for quick access.
3/ All chemicals should be properly labeled with hazard information.
8/ Consumer chemicals should be stored in the original container with the original label. 0‘ ﬁg Only non-hazardous chemicals can be stored in the classroom. They should be kept in
locked closet. No chemicals should be stored under sinks, near direct heat, in direct sunlight, on floors, above eye level on shelves, with food or drink, or in refrigerators with
personal items. NF NFPA signs on all doors leading to chemical storage areas Chemical resistant carts and rubber carriers should be provided for safe transport of
chemicals Waste Dis osal: Chemicals are disposed of properly (9/ Broken glass disposal bins should be provided. MBiowaste should be disposed of properly (animal waste should be sealed in plastic
bags and placed in separate bins for proper disposal) G as:
/ Master shut off should be easily accessible, operable, and labeled
X Gas jets should be capped when not in use The Science House, NCSU
9/ 6/ 1 l School Science Labs Page 3 Fume Hood (for labs in which hazardous chemicals are used):
0 Built in system or portable hood Located away from highly turbulent areas Clean and clear of clutter Sash operates Sufficient air ﬂow (60-100 lfm) Inspection record OOOOO Lab Eggipment:
Recommended heat sources used by students: smooth—top hot plates, warm water \/ baths, and microwave ovens. (No alcohol lamps.)
o Bunsen Burners
° Must comply with Federal Specification NNN—B—795
° Hoses should be inSpected for cracks, holes, pinched points, or other defects
' Hoses should fit securely on the gas valve and the Bunsen burner
° Portable prepane burners are less stable than Bunsen Burners
Glassware should be heat and chemical-resistant (Pyrex type)
clf Glassware should not be chipped or cracked.
MPipet bulbs should be provided
’o/No mercury thermometers should be used. A} 0 Lab refrigerators are labeled “For Lab Use only” and food for consumption is not stored
40 in them Electrical:
' GFl/GFCI on all outlets within 5 ft. of water
° Sufficient outlets so that extension cords are not necessary
° If extension cords are used, they are taped down and are only used temporarily
' Outlets do not trip when overloaded
' Electrical outlets should be 3-pronged, located every 6-8 ft along walls, and should be
capped when not in use
' Plugs and cords should not be damaged.
° TVs strapped down Lab Layout:
[5/ 2 exits (one exit may be a large window with no screen)
\9/ Lab doors should open outward or be propped open during lab
0/ Adequate lighting .
9/ Emergency backup lighting
0/ Ventilation — 4—12 air exchanges per hour
K Policy should dictate that lab stools not be used during experimentation
2/ Lab is kept free of clutter ”0/ Access to exits, emergency equipment, and utility controls is not blocked.
1y: Emergency Phone numbers located near phone. Compiled by: Sources:
Gina Barrier ARMS Checklist, DPI
The Science House, NCSU Inquiring Safely for High School Teachers, NSTA NIOSH School Safety Guide The Science House, NCSU
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