The specialized nature of many University operations, the complexity and volume of codes and concerns that have an impact on facilities requires the careful review of projects prior to the beginning of work. Identifying and mitigating concerns prior to the beginning of work also makes good economic sense.
Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety personnel are responsible for reviewing architectural/construction documents for general health and safety concerns before, during and after construction for all "science buildings" and for asbestos concerns in all buildings to be modified or renovated.
This checklist is used by EHRS to ensure all aspects of lab safety are considered during the design/construction project.
The document below [Hazard Identification for Lab Renovation or New Lab Group] is used to collect information about the research materials and hazards that new faculty anticipate in their Penn lab space. The Project Manager should request that the faculty member completes this survey form when they are asked for their equipment list. The completed form should then be sent to EHRS for review.