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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 120. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations
7/12/2020

9VAC20-120-1000. Operator Training.

A. To assure proper operation of the treatment process, the manufacturer (vendor) shall provide to the user as part of the treatment equipment purchase an operator training program that will include:

1. A description of all mechanical equipment, instrumentation, and power controls;

2. A description of system's operations including waste types acceptable, loading parameters, process monitors, treatment conditions, and disposal;

3. A description of all parametric controls, their appropriate settings as correlated with biological indicators, and calibration requirements;

4. A description of proper responses, including identification of system upsets (i.e., power failure, jamming, inadequate treatment conditions) and emergency conditions (i.e., fire, explosion, release of chemical or biohazardous materials);

5. A description of personal protective equipment requirements for routine, abnormal, and emergency operations; and

6. A description of all potential occupational safety and health risks posed by the equipment and its use.

B. The facility shall additionally develop a written treatment equipment operations plan that will include:

1. Responsibility delegation for safe and effective equipment operation to operating personnel;

2. A description of operating parameters that must be monitored to ensure effective treatment;

3. A description of all process monitoring instrumentation and established ranges for all operating parameters;

4. A description of the methods required to ensure process monitoring instrumentation is operating properly; and

5. A description of methods and schedules for periodic calibration of process monitoring instrumentation.

C. The facility shall document and keep on record copies of all training for at least three years.

Statutory Authority

Chapter 14 (§ 10.1-1400 et seq.) of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 11.17, eff. June 29, 1994.

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