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PDFWAC 296-823-14010

Handle contaminated sharps properly and safely.

(1) You must make sure that you don't bend, recap, or remove contaminated needles or other contaminated sharps unless you can demonstrate that there is no feasible alternative or that it's required by a specific medical or dental procedure.
Bending, recapping or needle removal must be done by using a mechanical device or a one-handed technique.
Demonstrating that no alternative to bending, recapping, or removing contaminated sharps is feasible, may be accomplished through written justification, supported by reliable evidence, in your exposure control plan.
(2) You must make sure you don't shear or break contaminated needles.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-823-14010, 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, § 296-823-14010, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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