Containers properly labeled
SDS location known and readily available. Spill kits are available in areas that are needed.
Flammable liquids, chemicals, and medication properly stored.
Sharps containers are no more than 3/4 full; syringes disposed of properly
Laundry stored in bags or covered hampers. Carts have solid bottom shelf. Clean linen carts have covers in use.
Biohazard waste storage safely and in proper containers for appropriate waste stream.
Biohazard waste storage room locked.
Alcohol based hand cleaner is stored properly and within expiration date. Ultrasound gel containers are dated when opened and discarded in 30 days.
Eye wash stations tested and documented weekly.
Soiled linen and trash receptacles larger than 32 gallons (including recycling containers and confidential bins) are located in a room protected as a hazardous area. If the bins are less than 32 gallons,they must be at the minimum of 8 feet apart.
Staff Knowledge: Can you tell me how to access Safety Data Sheets Inventory and/or how to get a SDS of a chemical?
Correct Answer: Online through our intranet website, hard copy in the ER, poster with phone number, phone sticker, or hard copy in the unit.