Biomedical Waste Management Checks

A checklist for inspections to ensure compliance with biomedical waste management procedures are in place in patient care areas.​

Biomedical Waste Management Checks



Condition Of Waste Receptacles

1. Are color-coded waste bins being used for bio-medical wastes in the wards?


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2. Are bags securely fitted with the bin?


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3. Are waste bins covered?


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4. Are bins regularly cleaned and disinfected?


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5. Is there a biohazard symbol imprinted over waste bags?


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6. Are posters displayed near the waste bins to guide staff and/or users?


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Segregation Of Waste

1. Does each coloured waste-bin contain only items assigned to it?


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Mutilation Of Recyclable Waste

1. Are used hypodermic needles destroyed, re-capped or bent?


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2. Are used plastic bottles cut up before disposal?


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3. Are the nozzles of syringes destroyed before disposal?


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4. Is used plastic tubing cut before disposal?


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Disinfection Of Plastics And Sharps

1. Is a disinfectant solution put into waste bins?


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