Laboratory Safety Self-inspections

Each year, EH&S initiates and tracks the completion of lab safety self-inspections, which are conducted by principal investigators or their delegates. The topics covered are designed to supplement inspections conducted by EH&S in order to facilitate safety awareness and ownership within the lab.

The self-inspection questionnaire can be viewed prior to initiating the self-inspections: Lab Safety Self-inspection Questions.

Compliance Requirement

Self-inspections are a requirement of the campus Workplace Safety Program and Policy.

Inspect Application

Instructions on conducting a self-inspection using Inspect:

Self-inspections can be completed on a mobile device or desktop. To find out how to conduct a self-inspection on your desired device, see below.

Mobile

How to Install Inspect

For iOS UsersFor Android Users
  1. Navigate to the App Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials
  1. Navigate to the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials

How to conduct a self-inspection using Inspect

  1. Log into Inspect application using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection from the Home page. Choose UCB Shop Safety from the dropdown menu and your shop's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go.
  3. Select to create a finding for each question. Enter any comments and photos (if desired). Under the Status section, select Compliant (checkmark), Not Compliant (x symbol), or Not Applicable (N/A).
  4. Select Save at the upper right corner to save each finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the shop or overall inspection.
  6. Once all findings have been documented, select Save at the upper right corner to save the inspection.
  7. Select Submit Inspection on the Home page. Select the three dots next to your self-inspection to Submit as Draft (if you need to make edits at a later time) or Submit as Completed.

Desktop

HOW TO CONDUCT A SELF-INSPECTION USING INSPECT

  1. Log into Inspect using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection. Choose UCB Shop Safety from the dropdown menu and your shop's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go
  3. Select + Add Incident next to each question. Enter any comments and attachments (if desired). Under the Status section, select CompliantNot CompliantNot Applicable, or Corrected on Site.
  4. Select Save when you are done with the finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the shop or overall inspection. 
  6. Once you have finished the inspection, select Submit at the upper right of the page. 

Please contact labsafety@berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.