Audit

General

Is there a written program?

Is it accessible to all staff?

Are staff members trained initially and annually on universal precautions?

Are staff trained on proper PPE and proper uses of the levels of PPE?

Are there any engineered safe guards?

Are safe guards inspected regularly?

Is there easy access to hand wash stations with adequate soap and antiseptic hand cleaners?

Is there a protocol for use and replacement of sharps containers?

Are containers puncture resistant and leakproof?

Are containers red in color and properly labeled?

Do medical staff in site that are capable of using needles know not to recap, bend, break off, or remove ( by hand) needles and syringes?

Does staff know uses of mechanical means for sharp hazard clean up? (Example broken glass and use of broom/dustpan)

Do employees know no to eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or store food and beverages in possible contaminated areas?

Is there a procedure that is confidential for those who have an exposure?

Are all needle sticks or exposure incidents reported to OHSA?

Are body fluid kits easily accessible to staff?

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.