OSHA Inspection Checklist

Use this OSHA inspection checklist to see if your office meets OSHA compliance:

  • OSHA training should be conducted annually and documented.

  • Documentation of training should be kept for three years.

  • Hepatitis B vaccination should be offered to clinical employees within 10 days of employment.

  • Documentation of immunity to hepatitis B vaccination must be kept on file.

  • If an employee declines the hepatitis B vaccine, the employee signature must be on file.

  • Keep the OSHA manual up to date. If you don’t have a current manual, you can use these models from the OSHA Web site at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3186.pdf 

  • Do you have an OSHA poster? If not, download one free from this OSHA Web site at www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3165.pdf.

  • Do you have a copy of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard? It should be in your OSHA manual. If not, you can download it from this OSHA web site at
    www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10051.

  • Keep employee record-keeping and health forms on file.

  • Keep record-keeping and health forms for the duration of employment PLUS 30 years.

  • Make sure the eyewash station works properly, has cold water only, and that a sign designates its location.

  • Keep fire extinguishers mounted on walls and currently charged.

  • Keep emergency exits marked and unobstructed.

  • Make an inspection of the office for safe work conditions such as electrical and trip and fall hazards.

  • Review evacuation plans and protocols. If you don’t have evacuation plans, you can download samples from OSHA eTools at www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/evaluate.html.

  • A first aid kit should be available for employees to use for minor cuts and injuries.

  • Hand hygiene policies should be in place.

  • Make sure Exposure Incident Protocol is current and reviewed annually.

  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

    • clinical jacket

    • protective eyewear

    • mask

    • gloves (both exam and utility)

  • Personal protective attire should be provided at no charge to employees.

  • Reusable clinical jackets should be laundered and maintained by the employer at no charge to employees.

  • Engineering controls, such as needle recapping devices or safety syringes, should be used.

  • There should be an annual review and evaluation of safer sharps devices.

  • Work Practice Controls should be employed to reduce risks when handling sharps.

  • Hazard Communication Standard must be followed:

    • Inventory of hazardous substances

    • Organize Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for each hazardous substance

    • Place labels on containers not identified (secondary containers)

    • Inspect all chemical containers for leaks

    • Employees should be trained on proper use of and handling of hazardous substances

    • PPE provided for handling chemicals

    • Training and information on chemical spill, disposal, and cleanup should be provided

  • Sharps containers should be located as close as possible to where sharps are used. There must be a spill-proof container, colored red or orange-red, and it must be puncture-resistant and have a biohazard label.

  • An explanation of what labels, signs, and symbols mean (chemical, biohazard, radiation, etc.) must be provided.

  • There should be an ergonomic plan to reduce incidents of musculoskeletal injuries.

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