Hazard / Injury / Incident Reporting

Hazard Reporting

  • A “HAZARD“ is an “Unsafe Condition”

  • It could cause Injury if not corrected

  • Use Hazard Report Form

  • Formal method to inform Supervisor

  • Requests a “Preventive Action” – to prevent Injury

Lab Safety Inspections

  • To be conducted monthly by Lab Supervisor

  • Use Laboratory Inspection Checklist Guide

  • Reviewed annually by UW Joint Committee

  • Results reviewed by Dept. Safety Committee

  • Findings are to be corrected RIGHT AWAY!!

  • Any unsafe operation may result in a LAB SHUTDOWN until the problem is resolved!!

 

Injury or Incident Reporting

  • An “Incident” is any occurrence which was not planned (negative experimental results do not count!)

  • All incidents must be investigated by the Supervisor and an Incident and Investigation Report completed as described by the UWSO

  • For your benefit in case of injury

  • Incident_Management_Program contains responsibilities and procedures for workers and supervisors

  • Helps to prevent propagation of bad lab practice and reoccurrence of Incidents