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

9VAC20-120-280. Containment and cleanup procedures.

Following a spill of regulated medical waste or its discovery, the following procedures shall be implemented:

1. Take appropriate precautions to ensure personnel do not come into contact with any contaminants by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

2. Repackage spilled waste in accordance with the packaging requirements in 9VAC20-120-210.

3. Transport any regulated medical waste by a transporter that meets the requirements of Part VI (9VAC20-120-400 et seq.) of this chapter.

4. Clean and disinfect any areas having been contacted by regulated medical wastes. Materials used to decontaminate the area will be disinfectants effective against mycobacteria.

5. Take necessary steps to replenish containment and cleanup kit.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 4.13, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002; Volume 29, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2013.

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