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Semiannual Program and Facility Review Checklist

Sample Semiannual Facility Inspection Checklist

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  • doors, windows, floors, drainage, walls, ceilings (see Guide)
  • convenient to animal areas/waste disposal
  • ease of access (including door size) facilitates use
  • sufficient space for workload
  • safety precautions/clothing/equipment used for bedding disposal/prewash/acid wash
  • traffic flow clean to dirty with no contamination of clean equipment by dirty equipment
  • insulation and/or sound attenuation present as needed
  • utilities are appropriate
  • ventilation meets heat and humidity load and Guide requirements
  • safety features (SOP’s, warning signs, eyewash station) are in use
  • cagewash temperatures are monitored & records are available
  • appropriate clean cage storage

*A = acceptable; M = minor deficiency; S = significant deficiency (is or may be a threat to animal health or safety)

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