OSHA Infection Control Plan Checklist

Use the OSHA Infection Control Plan Checklist to enact measures for infection control, promoting OSHA compliance and staff well-being at your workplace.

OSHA Infection Control Plan Checklist



OSHA Infection Control Plan

1. Have hazard assessments been conducted to identify job tasks in which workers have potential occupational exposure to infectious agents?


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2. Is the hazard assessment used to identify which workers have potential occupational exposure to infectious agents?


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3. Are policies, procedures, and processes demonstrated to be effective in preventing or minimizing transmission of infectious agents to exposed workers implemented, including hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, ventilation, general sanitation precautions, handling contaminated materials, and using personal protective equipment?


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4. Is routine environmental cleaning and disinfection performed, especially on frequently touched surfaces such as workstations, countertops, handrails, and doorknobs?


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5. Are handwashing stations with potable water, soap, and a method to dry hands ensured to be available to workers, along with hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol?


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6. Is potable water provided for drinking, personal hygiene, cooking, washing of goods, washing of utensils, washing of food preparation or processing premises, and rooms not directly connected with the production or service performed by the establishment (e.g., first-aid, medical services, and dressing)?


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7. Are workers trained and aware of specific workplace practices for handwashing, food preparation, and food handling, handling sharp instruments, handling laundry, disposing of contaminated materials, and cleaning/decontamination of reusable equipment?


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8. Are workers trained on infectious disease exposure prevention and control procedures at an appropriate literacy level and in a language they understand (e.g., training on handwashing, food preparation, and food handling, handling sharp instruments, handling laundry, disposal of contaminated materials, and cleaning/decontamination of reusable equipment)?


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9. Is annual training provided on vaccination (e.g., Hepatitis B, influenza, COVID-19, tetanus, etc.), including information from local health departments?


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10. Is a flexible sick leave policy implemented that allows and encourages workers to stay home while sick?


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11. Is infectious waste placed in closable, leak-proof containers, bags, or puncture-resistant containers with proper labels?


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12. Are contaminated sharps disposed of in puncture-resistant containers that are properly identified and labeled?


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13. Is personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, eye protection, masks, or NIOSH Approved® respirators) provided when necessary to prevent or minimize transmission of infectious agents?


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14. Is the use of appropriate eye, facial, and respiratory protection ensured when workers are exposed to excessive dust or dirt, and where there may be rodent activity?


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15. Are workers who may encounter animals trained at least annually on how to protect themselves, what to do in the event of an animal scratch or bite, and how to recognize a diseased animal (e.g., an animal with rabies)?


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16. Do workers wear protective clothing (e.g., long pants and long-sleeved shirts) when working in environments known to harbor mosquitos and/or ticks?


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17. Is the use of mosquito- and tick-prevention sprays (e.g., 20% DEET) encouraged for outdoor workers when appropriate?


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18. During periods of increased respiratory illness in the community (e.g., seasonal influenza, COVID-19), is it ensured that workers wear well-fitting masks or respirators if necessary to prevent or minimize transmission of infectious agents?


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19. Are infectious diseases acquired from work exposure recorded on OSHA Forms 300 and 301 by employers subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements?


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20. Are work-related infectious diseases resulting in a fatality reported to OSHA within 8 hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations reported to OSHA within 24 hours?


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