Activity Hazard Assessment Tool

Activity Hazard Assessment Tool This form must be completed by the PI, Lab Manager, or their designee at least once each calendar year to conduct an ...
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Activity Hazard Assessment Tool

This form must be completed by the PI, Lab Manager, or their designee at least once each calendar year to conduct an Activity Hazard Assessment specific to activities in their laboratories. The Activity Hazard Assessment identifies hazards to employees and specifies personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect employees during work activities. The person conducting the assessment must verify that it is complete and that training has been conducted. This assessment consists of: 1. Activity Hazard Assessment 2. Site-specific training conducted by the PI or their designee reviewing: When PPE is necessary, what PPE is required, how to properly don, doff, adjust and wear PPE, limitations of PPE, proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of PPE. EH&S personnel are available to assist you with completing your activity hazard assessment or reviewing it after completion. Consult EH&S for specific questions regarding PPE requirements. E-mail your EH&S representative at [email protected]

Requirement #1 - Laboratory Hazard Assessment 3. Conduct a hazard assessment of the laboratory to identify activities where PPE is needed to protect lab staff from exposure to hazards.

4. Specify the PPE to be used by staff to protect them from the identified hazards. 5. ‘Certify’ the hazard assessment for the laboratory.

Activity performed Yes

Chemical Hazards

No

Activity in lab

Potential Hazard

PPE

Poisoning, increased potential for eye and skin damage. Skin or eye damage, potential poisoning through skin contact.

Safety glasses or goggles. Light chemical-resistant gloves. Lab coat. Safety goggles. Chemicalresistant gloves. Lab coat and chemical-resistant apron. Safety glasses or goggles. Chemical-resistant gloves. Lab coat.

 

Major skin or eye damage, potential poisoning through skin contact. Fire.

Safety glasses or goggles. Chemical-resistant gloves. Lab coat.

with toxic or hazardous  Working chemicals (solid, liquid, or gas).

Skin or eye damage, potential poisoning through skin contact.

Safety glasses (goggles for large quantities). Chemical-resistant gloves. Lab coat.

with small volumes (