Laboratory self-audits provide an opportunity for departments, faculty, staff and students to foster a culture of safety by focusing on safety topics specific to each research laboratory. It is recommended that laboratories conduct routine audits of the laboratory facility. Self-audits provide a method for laboratories to identify hazards, identify program deficiencies, and correct unsafe conditions in the laboratory. Self-audit’s help raise awareness of safety issues and help promote the institutional safety culture. To view the lab safety audit form, click on the following link:

Laboratory Safety Audit

Record of the self-inspection should be kept as part of the laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan. Self-inspection audits can also be completed and stored on the EHS Assistant Database. The following short video tutorial will guide you through this process.

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