Annual Laboratory Assessments

The Office of Research and Environmental Safety (RES) is committed to a collaborative, proactive laboratory safety program at GSU. Our goal is to conduct annual inspections of each investigator with an active research or teaching laboratory. This proactive, collaborative approach to laboratory safety establishes RES as a resource for investigators in operating safe facilities.

A comprehensive, 90-point laboratory inspection checklist has been created and posted below for principle investigators (PI) and laboratory personnel to use in safety and quality improvement efforts. The checklist provides a scoring system to rank the laboratory’s compliance.

From the checklist, an inspection report is generated that details any findings. The report seeks the feedback from PI in the form of corrective actions to be made in response to findings. A summarized version of the reports will be provided to the Laboratory Safety Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, and Radiation Protection Committee and will be made available to department chairs for use in proactive quality improvement efforts.

Laboratory Assessment Checklist