Equipment is in the proper location.
Hazardous Materials Spill Containment and Clean-Up Materials and Equipment.
Materials and equipment are on hand in required quantities.
Materials and equipment are in the proper location.
The above visual inspections should be accomplished on a daily basis, prior to beginning daily laboratory
operations. More detailed operational inspections should be scheduled and accomplished according to local
unit policy by qualified personnel.
PART J - VERIFY PERSONNEL ARE FAMILIAR WITH FIRE AND SAFETY
As the petroleum laboratory supervisor, you are responsible for ensuring that the personnel assigned to you
are familiar with, and understand the importance of the procedures contained in the laboratory fire prevention
and safety SOP. Some of the methods that you as a supervisor can use to verify that the personnel
assigned to you are familiar with SOP are as follows:
Informal oral testing (asking questions on the job).
Stage a scenario-based practical exercise with fire and safety as the objective.
These methods should be employed often to make sure that your subordinates retain the information as part
of their everyday work knowledge and to ensure that new personnel are informed.
PART K - VERIFY PERSONNEL KNOW THE LOCATION OF HMIS, MSDS,
EMERGENCY EXITS, PHONE NUMBERS, AND EYE WASH UNITS
The petroleum laboratory fire prevention and safety SOP will contain a diagram that depicts/contains the
following information for emergency situations:
Location of HMIS and MSDS information.
Location of emergency exits.
Emergency phone numbers.
Location of eye wash units.
This diagram should be posted at multiple, highly visible locations around the lab. As the petroleum
laboratory supervisor, you should periodically ask your personnel to point out the location of the emergency
equipment/information listed above. Conduct awareness drills to ensure personnel can locate emergency
PART L - DEVELOP A LAYOUT OF A LABORATORY FACILITY
Another responsibility as laboratory supervisor is to develop a layout of the lab (refer to Fig. L-1) identifying
all exits to be used in case of an emergency, fire, or other mishap that would require all personnel to
evacuate the lab through the nearest exit. This layout should be posted throughout the lab in highly visible
Make sure the diagram approximates the dimensions of the lab.
All exits should be identified even though they are not direct exits (if you must pass through another
room, or through a hallway before you are outside).
Identify all worktables, partitions, equipment, and whatever else might be an obstacle when exiting.
All exit routes should be identified by arrowed lines drawn with a colored marker that clearly identify the