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PDFWAC 296-823-140

Control employee exposure.

Your responsibility:
To use feasible controls to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
If occupational exposure remains after implementing these controls, personal protective equipment must be used. See WAC 296-823-150, Personal protective equipment.
You must meet the requirements ...
in this section:
Use feasible controls, including appropriate equipment and safer medical devices, to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure
Handle contaminated sharps properly and safely
Handle reusable sharps properly and safely
Minimize splashing, spraying, splattering and generation of droplets
Make sure items are appropriately labeled
Make sure employees clean their hands
Prohibit food, drink, and other personal activities in the work area
Prohibit pipetting or suctioning by mouth
Place specimens in an appropriate container
Examine and label contaminated equipment
Make sure your worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition
Handle regulated waste properly and safely
Handle contaminated laundry properly and safely
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-823-140, filed 11/17/15, effective 12/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-09-110, § 296-823-140, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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