Checklist for Technical Areas
(for activities beyond mere observation in Laboratories, Shops, Studios, Operations, Support
Services areas, etc.)
Sponsor: If you plan to have a visitor or volunteer participate in activities in a technical area such as a laboratory, shop, studio,
operational areas, etc. (e.g. places where chemicals or equipment are used) then complete this form prior to the start of their
participation. Review the Required Knowledge Areas and associated Responsibilities that apply to their potential participation with
your visitor/volunteer. Mark the ‘Yes’ check box once you have completed the review of responsibilities with your visitor/volunteer (If it
does not apply, mark the ‘NA’ box for not applicable). When the checklist is complete, be sure to retain in your records.
Areas (if applicable)
Responsibilities – Review with your visitor/volunteer those that apply
Review the SCU Laboratory Rules and established Department or Laboratory-specific practices:
EHS Website – Laboratory and Shop Safety
Ensure your visitor/volunteer understands the access, training and supervision requirements for
working in your shop location.
MSDS and Chemical
Ensure that your visitor/volunteer knows how to obtain chemical information from MSDSs and
how to access MSDSs online: EHS Website – Laboratory and Shop Safety
Review the use and storage procedures for your area such as: secondary containment, labeling,
segregation, chemical ordering and inventory, etc. Review safe handling procedures for
flammable liquids, such as bonding and grounding, proper storage, secondary containment, area
limits, etc. EHS Website – Laboratory and Shop Safety
NOTE: Any use of high-hazard chemicals (peroxide formers, pyrophorics, water reactives,
explosives, highly toxic chemicals, etc.) by your visitor/volunteer must have prior approval of the
Department Chair or Dean. Visitor/volunteers should not order or bring chemicals on campus
without prior approval from SCU EHS.
Review the types of waste generated in the area (hazardous, bio-hazardous, sharps, radioactive,
medical, universal, etc.). Ensure your visitor/volunteer understands the waste handling and
disposal procedures for each, including waste streams and waste containers, labeling, storage
requirements, etc. EHS Website – Laboratory and Shop Safety
Provide training on the use, care, and limits of personal protective equipment used in the area.
NOTE: Visitors/volunteers are not authorized to be in areas or do activities requiring
Show where your area’s emergency evacuation map is (found in hallways/corridors). Verify
visitor/volunteer knows where your building exits are and the evacuation routes (at least two) to
take in an emergency. Show location of your evacuation assembly point: SCU Campus Safety
Review and check ‘Yes’ to those that apply once you have reviewed the listed Responsibilities with your visitor/volunteer. Check NA
for those that are not applicable.
Visitor/Volunteer EHS Orientation
Checklist for Technical Work Areas