Documents and Training Checklist for
Labs and Research Areas
Link to checklist for
General & non-lab work settings
Required Program and/or Documents
|Do you work with,
have or store chemicals in your work area(s), vehicle, or
(Employee & Hazard Communication Class) additional training by supervisor on specific and new
||Hazcom program, chemical inventory (annual update
to Environmental Health and Safety), MSDSs, container
labeling, & training documentation
|Does your area qualify as a laboratory under the OSHA lab standard?
Standard (HazCom class is prerequisite)
Annual review/training required
Hygiene Plan - annual refresher training, Emergency Action Plan
- annual update,
|Do you produce waste containing
chemicals, biological tissues, body fluids, infectious agents or radioactive materials or
||Hazardous waste training
(Employee & HazCom class is perquisite)
||Hazardous waste manual, waste tracking forms (as needed)
|Do you use infectious agents, human
blood, body fluids or tissues in your laboratory?
BioSafety (annual training on BBP & exposure plan may be required depending on
Bloodborne Pathogen Program -
Infection/Exposure Control Plan, annual
training and HBV vaccine may be required
|Do you use radioactive
materials, x-ray devices or related radiation equipment?
Nuclear Gage Training
safety manual, RSO permission, area signage, periodic training
|Does your research involve animals?
|All animal research
must have the approval of IACUC
(application for animal use in
research or teaching)
|Does your research involve the use of lasers
safety guide/manual, signage, &
|Does your research involve the use of respirators or dust masks?
||Respiratory Safety and fit testing
safety program, medical
evaluation, and annual training
|Does your laboratory use or service equipment on which an
unexpected restarting could cause injury?
procedures, 3 yr review / refresher training
|Does your area have
any confined spaces that you must enter?
||Confined space entry
program, entry permits (if required), 3 yr review / refresher training
|Do you work with or
near electrical hazards ?
(renew every two years)
|Do your research
require the application of pesticides?
||Poss. Pesticide Management &/or License (in
addition to respirator safety)
|Are there fire
extinguishers in your work area or nearby for your use?
||Fire extinguisher training (OFS
||Emergency Action Plan, emergency
phone, evacuation routes
|Do you drive a
||Defensive driving class
(valid driver license and driving history review - 3 year recheck)
||NMSU driving permit
you ship hazardous materials or material with dry ice?
Dry ice- DOT training
Hazardous material shipping
Dry ice shipping training
Haz.material shipping via PSL