Audit

Is the eyewash station flow-checked checked weekly? Is the eyewash bottle checked monthly? Is it documented?

Is the eyewash station unobstructed by equipment or other items? Are eyewash faucets covered when not in use?

Are authorized electronic devices used in patient care areas?

Are all individuals in area wearing their authorized ID badge according to hospital policy?

Is the area free of evidence of smoking? (Test: Check for cigarette butts in stairwells.)

If present, are panic alarms functioning?

Are doors to secure areas locked?

Are emergency numbers visibly posted?

Can staff describe the procedure if a security incident occurs?

Patient information is not accessible to the public?

Are the various types of hazardous waste handled and disposed of appropriately?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.