Laboratory Safety Audit

The primary purpose of conducting a lab safety audit is to ensure that Faculty, Staff, Principal Investigators, and Students are conducting research activities in a safe manner while following all applicable laws and regulations. All employees at Utah State University have the responsibility to follow University safety policy and follow the guidelines for safety in the different work environemnts at the University.

Conducting frequent audits of workareas is reccomended for all Faculty and Staff to ensure proper work practices in thier workplaces. The attached audit form at the top of the page covers several OSHA regulations and best practices for the workplace and research labs. Below are summaries of what work activities and items are reviewd in a lab safety audit.