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1 THE PATH TO ACCREDITATION LABORATORIES AT LSU

2 THE LSU LAB SAFETY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM Designed to improve overall safety and environmental performance Defines an acceptable standard of performance Overall awareness and performance will be improved by:  Additional training and coaching  Pre-audits  Audits  Corresponding corrective action  Acknowledgement of success

3 WHY AUDITS? OSHA, EPA, DEQ, DHH, CDC, APHIS, DHS STATE POLICE, FIRE MARSHALL, UTILITIES Discover unsafe conditions that could result in injuries or environmental damage Ensure conformance with LSU, EHS and Departmental policies, systems and procedures Ensure conformance with the environmental, safety and health regulations of State and Federal agencies

4 WHY AUDITS (CONTINUED) The Accreditation audit look at everything the lab does. WHY AUDITS? IT HELPS KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING HURT! IT HELPS US FROM GETTING FINED!

5 WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD AUDITS, IS THIS WHAT YOU THINK?

6 ACCREDITATION IS A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS

7 HOW TO PREPARE YOUR LAB FOR THE ACCREDITATION AUDIT

8 THE FOUR PHASES OF ACCREDITATION 1)The Quick Assessment, a one-page look at lab conditions. 2)The Pre-Audit Phase, collaborative discussions of what needs to be fixed. 3)Accreditation Audit, covers all areas of laboratory performance. 4)Notification, Celebration and Publication

9 THE QUICK ASSESSMENT FORM LSU Laboratory Quick Assessment Form Date__________________Department________________________________ Auditor/s________RAA___________________Building/Room _________________________________ PI_______________________________ YN N/A YN Employee training completed Fire extinguisher inspected and not blocked EHS door postings present Spill kits for acids/bases/ solvents avail. Radiation, Laser and Biological signs posted as needed HF, Perchloric Acid or Picric Acid not used Emergency numbers posted <5 gal. flammables outside flam. cabinets Chem. Inventory present in lab /available on system and used No glass containers on floor Proper PPE used and dress requirements observed All chemical containers identified and properly labeled

10 1.A review of QAF results 2.Reviewing the audit components on the EHS Website. 3.What do we need to do? 4.Getting everyone involved 5.Scheduling the audit ! A collaborative effort THE PRE- ASSESSMENT PERIOD

11 A.Training B.Hazard Communication C.Protective Equipment D.Fume Hoods and Glove boxes E.Housekeeping F.Emergency Response G.Chemical Storage and Usage H.Physical Hazards I.Hazardous Waste J.Biohazards Audit Sections

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14 Safety is about people BEING AWARE IS SAFETY

15 CALL US WHEN YOU ARE READY!

16 Bob Ardoin EHS Coordinator


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