Soiled Linen Hospital Housekeeping Checks

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Soiled Linen Hospital Housekeeping Checks

Laundry & Linen Services

1. Contaminated laundry handled with minimal agitation as far as possible?


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2. Contaminated laundry transferred to a bag at the location of use?


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3. Laundry not sorted or rinsed at the location where it was used?


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4. Wet contaminated laundry placed in leak-proof and color-coded or labelled containers, at the location where it was used?


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5. Is the contaminated laundry wet and does it present a reasonable likelihood of soak-through of or leakage from the bag or container?


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6. Contaminated laundry bags not held close to the body or squeezed when transporting to avoid punctures from improperly discarded syringes?


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7. Normal laundry cycles used according to the washer and detergent manufacturer's recommendations?


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8. Appropriate PPE worn when handling and/or sorting contaminated laundry?


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9. Disposable (single-use) gloves disposed and not washed or decontaminated for re-use?


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10. Contaminated needles and sharps not bent, recapped or removed?


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11. Shearing or breaking of contaminated needles prohibited?


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12. Is it ensured that cleaning solutions containing ammonia and chlorine never mixed together?


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13. Proper lifting techniques used?


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14. Well-maintained carts with large, low rolling, low resistance wheels, that can roll easily over mixed flooring as well as gaps between elevators and hallways used?


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15. Mechanical aids such as spring-loaded laundry platforms used to reduce the need to lift?


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16. Accumulation of flammable and combustible waste materials and residues controlled so as to not contribute to a fire emergency?


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