Verify Personnel are Familiar with Fire and Safety SOP. 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
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.
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
Develop a Layout of a Laboratory Facility. Another responsibility as laboratory supervisor is to
develop a layout of the lab (Figure 2-1) 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 locations.
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
Accident Report Completion Procedures. The immediate supervisor of an individual involved in an
accident will prepare the appropriate forms and submit them to the department safety officer after the accident
occurs. Accident reports will not be delayed pending statements of charges, reports of survey, or line of duty
Military personnel. A sick slip will be prepared and forwarded in duplicate when military personnel are
treated for minor injuries on duty and report for duty prior to midnight the day following the accident. An
accident report will be prepared and forwarded in quadruplicate when military personnel are injured on
duty and are unable to report for duty by midnight of the day following the injury. In case of a fatality, two
additional copies of the accident report are required.
Civilian personnel. A record of injury will be prepared and forwarded in duplicate when civilian personnel
are injured on duty and unable to report for duty on the next regular working day. An accident report will
be prepared and forwarded in quadruplicate when civilian personnel are injured on duty and are unable
to report for duty on the next regular working day. In case of a fatality two additional copies of the
accident report are required.