OSHA Workplace Safety Self-Inspection Checklist

Medical Services and First Aid for a Safe Workplace

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________


Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is there a hospital, clinic, or infirmary for medical care in proximity of your workplace?

If medical and first-aid facilities are not in proximity of your workplace, is at least one employee on each shift currently qualified to render first aid?
Concerning those employees that are expected to respond to medical emergencies:    
     Have they been offered the hepatitis B vaccination?

     Have they been trained on first-aid procedures to protect them from bloodborne pathogens, including general precautions?


     Do they have appropriate personal protective equipment and have they been trained on properly using it for protection against exposure to bloodborne diseases?

Have you provided immediate post-exposure medical evaluation and follow-up for employees who have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens?

Are emergency phone numbers posted?

Do you have first-aid kits easily accessible in each work area, with each kit stocked and re-checked periodically?
Are emergency phone numbers posted?
Have the first-aid kits been certified and/or approved by a physician, indicating that they are adequate for that work area?
Are facilities available for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body in work areas where corrosive liquids or materials are handled?

This OSHA Workplace Safety Self-Inspection Checklist is NOT all-inclusive.  You should add to them or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific guidelines on Medical Services and First Aid for a safe workplace that may apply to your work environment.  This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.   Additional economical training resources on How to Use First Aid and other OSHA workplace safety training can be found here.

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