Laboratory Safety Self-Surveys
All laboratories are encouraged to conduct self-surveys using the Safety Survey Checklist on a regular basis. This is the exact checklist that EHS uses for their annual safety survey and can be downloaded from the Tools & Templates page or the links on the right side bar.
Frequent self-surveys help laboratories identify and address safety departures regularly which improves work area safety and promotes a positive and proactive safety culture at the laboratory/department level.
Laboratories can request training from EHS on how to use the survey checklist via email at email@example.com.
- EHS notifies the supervisor/PI and the DSO of the opportunity to self-survey. The supervisor can accept or deny the opportunity.
- The supervisor/PI will be assigned the applicable and accepted laboratory safety inspections in the Raider RAMP portal. The PI can request that the inspection be assigned to a Lab Safety Captain or other laboratory member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The laboratory has 30 calendar-days from the receipt of the email to complete the
survey of the pertinent work area(s) and submit the inspection online.
- Lab members check the safety findings identified during the self-inspection. Photos can be attached.
- The grace period for corrections to the identified safety departures unable to be "corrected
onsite" (COS) are as follows:
- Critical departures - need to be COS or within 24 hours
- Non-critical and Administrative departures must be corrected within 30 calendar days.
- After survey completion, the PI and EHS are notified via email through the RRAMP system.
- For those departures not COS, corrective actions are to be submitted, with evidence of the correction (e.g., photo, work order number, barcode request, etc) through RRAMP.
- If the survey is not completed within the 30 calendar-day time frame or the safety departures are not corrected and submitted as described in #4 above, EHS will come to perform a safety survey of that space.