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Lab Safety Checklist

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Lab coats are available and worn at all times.
  • Safety goggles are used for eye protection.
  • Gloves (nitrile, latex, or other materials) are accessible and used when handling hazardous materials.
  • Closed-toe shoes are worn in the lab.

Chemical Safety

  • All chemicals are clearly labeled and stored properly.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for each chemical are accessible.
  • Chemical waste is disposed of according to regulations.
  • Spill kits are available and easily accessible.

Equipment and Tools

  • All equipment is in good working condition.
  • Emergency shut-offs for equipment are known and easily accessible.
  • Tools are used only for their intended purpose.

General Lab Environment

  • Work areas are clean and free of clutter.
  • Aisles and exits are clear of obstructions.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the lab area.
  • Proper signage is displayed in necessary areas (e.g., biohazard, radiation).

Fire Safety

  • Fire extinguishers are in place and inspected regularly.
  • Smoke detectors and fire alarms are functional.
  • Lab personnel know the location of fire exits and evacuation routes.

Electrical Safety

  • Electrical cords are intact and not frayed.
  • Outlets are not overloaded.
  • Electrical panels are easily accessible.

Emergency Procedures

  • An evacuation plan is posted and known by all lab personnel.
  • Emergency contact numbers are posted and easily visible.
  • First aid kits are stocked and easily accessible.
  • Eyewash stations and safety showers are in working order and unobstructed.

Training and Documentation

  • All lab personnel have undergone safety training.
  • Training records are up-to-date.
  • Incident and accident reports are documented and reviewed for safety improvements.


  • Fume hoods are operational and inspected regularly.
  • Air quality is monitored, especially in areas with chemical exposure.

Biological Safety (for labs working with biological materials)

  • Biological waste is disposed of properly.
  • Autoclaves and sterilization equipment are functioning properly.
  • Lab personnel are trained in handling biological materials.

Additional Items (specific to your lab’s operations)

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This checklist is a general guide and should be adapted to fit the specific safety requirements of your laboratory.

Regular review and adherence to this checklist can help maintain a safe and compliant lab environment.


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