Previous Inspections

Items from previous inspections have been addressed.


Work/Storage Areas - safe and accessible
(proper shelving used/secure, no above head hazards, heavier items on the bottom)

Staff Knowledge - Reporting Accidents/Incidents


Staff, volunteers, vendors appropriately identified

Staff Knowledge - Code Pink

Staff Knowledge - Code Gray/Silver

Staff Knowledge - Violence in the workplace

Hazardous Materials / Waste

Oxygen/Gas Cylinders - stored upright, secured (top and bottom 3rd) or on stand/cart

Hazardous Chemicals - properly labeled/stored

Infectious Waste Containers (rigid, labeled, covered)

Infectious Waste Storage - Doors to storage area closed/monitored or secured

Waste Disposal - Appropriate disposal of waste in proper container.

Lead Aprons - Uniquely identified

Staff Knowledge - Hazardous Chemicals in their Area

Staff Knowledge - Accessing SDSs

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency numbers posted (6666 on the phones)

Back up/alternate communication systems

Staff Knowledge - Code Triage
(Staff's role in a disaster - stand by and respond when/where needed)

Fire Safety

Fire Doors - Not propped open, Unit entrance doors - positively latch

Fire Exits - Clear
Correctly marked (signs), unlocked from inside, clear of debris/equipment

Sprinklers - 18" clearance

Fire Alarm/Pull Station - 3 ft. clearance

Electrical Cords / strip outlets
Not overloaded/daisy chained, In good repair, Extension cords not used

Fire Extinguishers
Clearly marked, 3 ft. clearance, On wall or in cabinet, Pressure gauges read full

Major appliances (high wattage) in wall outlet, Clear from combustibles

Staff Knowledge - Oxygen Shut Off

Staff Knowledge - Code Red
RACE, PASS, Extinguisher/Fire Alarm Pull Station locations, Evacuation - horizontal/vertical

Were employees eating or drinking in designated areas only? Staff should not have food/drink in patient care areas.

Medical Equipment

Staff Knowledge - Clinical interventions for equipment failures


Lights/Fixtures - covered/protected

Med Gas Panel - 3 ft. clearance, Shut off zone identified

Electrical Panels - closed/covered, secured

Staff Knowledge - Utility failure procedures

Physical Environment

Work/Storage Areas - Clean, Free from hazards/clutter

Floors/Walkways/Walls/Ceilings - In good condition, Clean, Dry, No penetrations, Adequate lighting, Construction-no signs of dust/debris


Refrigerators - Clean, Employee and Patient Food separated, Patient food labeled/dated, Temperature Logs current

Infection Prevention

Hand gel/soap dispensers functioning and contain current product

Under sink storage - only chemicals allowed

No food in Nurses' Stations

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.