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OSHA Lab Centrifuges Safety Checklist Mobile App

This OSHA Lab Centrifuges Safety Checklist Mobile App offers a helpful way to reduce injuries to those who work with centrifuge tubes and rotors. Designed to help increase centrifuge safety, the app is easily accessible using a smartphone or tablet.

Laboratory centrifuge equipment is known for having the potential to cause injury to users if not used properly. Commonly found in labs that study infectious materials and other hazardous materials, laboratory centrifuges are safe when used according to biological safety standards for high speed equipment. Use this checklist form to promote occupational safety through proper handling and use of hazardous chemicals that are involved in centrifuges. Promote laboratory safety through using this template app as a key component in your standard operating procedure. Ensure your laboratory is compliant with OSHA standards for health and safety of employees. Use this inspection checklist to be best prepared to pass any safety inspection for overall improved hazard communication. Identify any chemical hazards and what corrective action needs to be taken for them, in order to ensure that your laboratory remains in good condition. Reduce the risk of hazardous waste and any potential work-related injuries.

Take advantage of this checklist app's reporting feature, so you can run reports at any time of your inspections. Reports are exportable as real time PDFs for your convenience.

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    Centrifuges, which operate at high speed, have great potential for injuring users if not operated...

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    Unbalanced centrifuge rotors can result in injury or death.

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    The majority of all centrifuge accidents result from user error.

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    To avoid injury, workers should follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions for each make an...

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    Follow these steps for the safe operation of centrifuges:

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    Ensure that centrifuge bowls and tubes are dry.

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    Ensure that the spindle is clean.

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    Use matched sets of tubes, buckets and other equipment.

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    Always use safety centrifuge cups to contain potential spills and prevent aerosols.

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    Inspect tubes or containers for cracks or flaws before using them.

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    Avoid overfilling tubes or other containers (e.

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    Ensure that the rotor is properly seated on the drive shaft.

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    Make sure that tubes or containers are properly balanced in the rotor.

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    Only check O-rings on the rotor if you are properly trained.

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    Apply vacuum grease in accord with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

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    Do not exceed the rotor’s maximum run speed.

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    Close the centrifuge lid during operation.

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    Make sure that the rotor has come to a complete stop before opening the lid.

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    When centrifuging infectious materials, wait 10 minutes after the rotor comes to a complete stop ...

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