General Safety

Are computers logged appropriately?

Are patient refrigerators monitored appropriately?

Is the building in good repair and free of damage?

Is cleanliness and general housekeeping adequate?

Are medicine Cabinets and drug carts properly locked when not attended?

Is confidential information stored properly?

Is lighting appropriate for the type of work being done in the area?

Are paper cutters,etc. stored properly?

Is equipment other than medical equipment, in good repair (no frayed cords,etc)?


Are all employees and patients properly identified?

Are access controls uncircumvented and working properly?

Hazardous Materials/Waste

Are sharp containers filled less than 3/4 full?

Where needed, are eyewash stations available and operational?

Is hazardous pharmaceutical waste handled appropriately?

Is regulated medical waste distinctly separated from other waste?

Are all containers properly labeled?

Is there appropriate PPE available?

Fire/Life Safety

Are fire extinguishers free from obstruction?

Have fire extinguishers been checked at least monthly?

Are fire and smoke doors free from obstructions?

Are all exit signs illuminated?

Are corridors and stairwells unobstructed?

Are compressed gas cylinders stored properly?

Is there adequate clearance to sprinklers/ceilings?

Are electrical panels visible and unobstructed?

Are multi-outlet strips used properly?

Are ABHR dispensers installed appropriately?

Medical Equipment

Has medical equipment (new and used) been ID tagged and safety checked?

Is all defective equipment properly tagged?

Is equipment in good repair (no frayed cords, etc.)?

Is Defib/Crash Cart log book current?

Is there an AED available?

Are call bells unobstructed and within reach?

Utility Systems

Are medical gas valves unobstructed and properly labeled?

Are all electrical receptacles and switches in good repair?

Is electrical equipment in proper working condition?

Are working flashlights available?

Employee Knowledge

Explain the immediate response to a fire. (RACE)

Demonstrate where to find a SDS (online, MSDS online).

Describe what the red outlets are for and when to use the.

How do you determine what goes in the Black Pharmaceutical Box?

Other Safety Concerns Found

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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.