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COMMON LABORATORY SAFETY VIOLATIONS:

 

Storage within 18 inches of a sprinklered ceiling

Gas cylinders improperly secured/capped

Door signs needed

Eating/Drinking in the laboratory

Glass bottles containing chemicals stored on the floor

Excessive combustible storage in the laboratory/Items in Halls

Fire extinguisher needs inspection/mounting/blocked

Needles/sharps unsecured/needlebox full/improper needlebox

Airfoils needed on hoods

Unguarded pulley - usually on vacuum pump

Incompatible chemical storage/Old, undated ether

Blocked eyewash/shower

Tripping hazards

Poor housekeeping/trash

Electrical panel blocked

Stained ceiling tiles

Dry rot gas hose

Contaminated paper pads

Storage of >10 gal flammables outside flammable cabinet

Food in lab refrigerator

Chemicals stored over edges of shelves/no lips on shelves

Outlet covers missing

Exits blocked

Citation information:

Page accessed: Monday, November 24, 2014
Page URL: http://tulane.edu/oehs/safety/commonviolations.cfm

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