The LSA program will engage Principal Investigators, Lab Managers and laboratory staff to participate in safety and compliance with an easy-to-use, precise checklist. The checklist will be reviewed by EH&S to verify whether safety equipment, standards, and practices required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), other applicable regulatory agencies, and institutional policies are available and observed to be is use in the workplace.
The LSA will be conducted by each area once a year. The LSA will be used in conjunction with the EH&S annual inspections to identify compliance concerns/deficiencies. This will allow EH&S to assist in implementing corrective actions by educating the lab users on best laboratory practices and procedures.