Ask the expert: Cleaning logs for medical equipment

By: April 4th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

Q: How long does OSHA require us to keep a cleaning log for a biosafety cabinet in our oncology dept.

A: OSHA does not require a log for environmental housekeeping, only that the schedule be posted.

For logs involving infection prevention functions, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) says to set retention based on the needs of your facility, but recommends three years as a common practice.

 

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By Jon Wardecke on April 9th, 2012 at 10:40 am

Is the biosafety cabinet considered under the OSHA Lab standard 1910.1450 (I do not see a requirement for posting) or some other standard? Let me know.

By Bruce Cunha on August 7th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Can you claify the statement “OSHA does not require a log for environmental housekeeping, only that the schedule be posted”

I know you have to have a written protocol on when cleaning needs to be done, but was not aware there was a posting requirement.

1910.1030(d)(4)(i)

 

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