Hazardous Materials and Waste

Is medical waste kept in red biohazard bags or containers?

Are sharps containers securely mounted and under 3/4 full?

Are secondary chemical containers properly labeled with product name, hazard label and manufacturer? Evaluate all chemicals that are in containers other than the original container.

Are spill kits in place where needed?

Are chemicals stored separately from patient contact or other clean items?

Is personal protective equipment available at chemical mixing stations?

Are eyewash stations and showers inspections documented weekly?

Are signs available indicating location of eyewash stations?

Is the Hazardous Chemical Inventory adequate, up-to-date, and readily available?

Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) readily 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.