Forms are available on-line and in hardcopy format. If you need a hard copy form, please contact EHS>.
The detailed instructions are an important component of the inspection form. Be sure to read the instructions for a particular item before completing it.
EHS is responsible for assisting in compliance, including notifying the college community of changes, providing tools to help implement the changes and auditing facilities as needed. However, each laboratory principal investigator or department head is responsible for their own compliance. Personnel utilizing chemicals are individually responsible for ensuring their activities are in compliance.
If you find an area needing assistance during the inspection, please try to correct the issue. If additional assistance is needed, contact EHS. Additionally, EHS reviews all incoming inspection reports.
There is no requirement to complete the form at a certain frequency. The form is intended to aid investigators and supervisors in ensuring a safe and compliant environment. The audit form is also a useful tool for orientating new employees or students in management of hazardous wastes at the College.
No, this audit is strictly for the management of hazardous waste chemicals by those employees handling and accumulating hazardous wastes at the laboratory's satellite accumulation areas. However, many of the management techniques and safety precautions described within the audit may be beneficial for the management of all chemicals, regardless of whether they are waste or product.
No, the goal of this audit program is to assist the principal investigator, their department, and those persons in the work area in identifying areas of deficiency so that they can be resolved.
There is no requirement to send the form to EHS or maintain them in the laboratory. However, if areas of deficiency are noted and additional assistance is needed, save the form and contact EHS for further assistance.