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PDFWAC 296-823-14050

Examine and label contaminated equipment.

(1) You must examine equipment which could become contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) before servicing or shipping.
(a) Decontaminate this equipment and its parts as necessary unless you can demonstrate that decontamination isn't feasible.
(b) Attach an easily seen biohazard label to the equipment stating which portions remain contaminated.
Requirements for appropriate labels and color-coding are found in WAC 296-823-14025.
(2) You must make sure that information on contaminated equipment is communicated to all affected employees, the servicing representative, and the manufacturer as appropriate, prior to handling, servicing, or shipping so that appropriate precautions will be taken.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050. WSR 15-23-086, § 296-823-14050, 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 04-12-070, § 296-823-14050, filed 6/1/04, effective 9/1/04; WSR 03-09-110, § 296-823-14050, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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