FAQ’s

1.  How can I ensure that my laboratory personnel are in compliance with their required trainings?

A:  The first step of the this process is to make sure that all laboratory members are added to your BioRAFT laboratory profile.  It is important that the members list on your BioRAFT Laboratory profile is accurate at all times.  You as the LSC have the ability to add/remove members as needed.  The second step of this process to make sure that you assign the appropriate job activities to the laboratory members based on their duties in the lab.  Job activities are important in triggering the required trainings. If you have questions on how to assign job activities please reach out to your EHS Safety Specialist.  

2.  Who should I contact in EHS for any lab related safety issues?

A: Each laboratory is assigned a EHS Safety Specialist that is responsible for performing inspections, answering inquiries, and being a resource for all EHS related issues.  Reaching out to your EHS Safety Specialist is always a good starting point for any safety related issues.

3.  In the event of a chemical spill or exposure what should I do?

A: Detailed information regarding how to perform a spill cleanup and reporting instructions can be found at the following link.

4.  How do I request a hazardous waste pick up?

A:  Hazardous waste pick ups are managed by the Environmental and Waste Management Division of EHS.  Please visit the following link on information regarding the various hazardous waste pick up requests (i.e. chemical, biological, radioactive, etc.)

5.  My laboratory is preparing to move out of a space and or get rid of equipment.  What do I need to do to start this process?

A: All spaces/equipment that you no longer intend to use must be decommissioned prior to removal.  Please refer to this link for all relevant information regarding this process.

6.  How can I prepare myself for an upcoming EHS Inspection?

A:  One of the easiest ways to ensure that you are always in compliance and of making sure that you are ready for an inspection is to perform a self-inspection in BioRAFT.  The self-inspection will guide you thru the various items that the EHS inspectors will be looking at during their inspection.

7.  How do I add/remove lab spaces from my laboratory BioRAFT profile?

A: Only EHS is able to add/remove spaces from your BioRAFT profile.  If you need to make any changes please reach out to your EHS Safety Specialist and they will be able to assist you with this.

8.  My door placard is inaccurate.  Who is responsible for making any changes/corrections to the door placard?

A:  The door placards are maintained by your EHS Safety Specialist.  Your Safety specialist will make the requested changed and provide you the updated placard to post.  

9.  How do I record my weekly eye wash flush test?

A: Laboratories are responsible for flushing eye wash stations (DO NOT TEST THE SHOWERS) on a weekly basis.  Please record these test on the Eyewash Weekly Flush Log which must be posted in a conspicuous location near the eye wash station.

10.  What do I need to do in order to relocate or ship hazardous material?

A:  Please visit the following link which contains information regarding relocation and shipping hazardous material.