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(1) To minimize exposure to potential blood-borne pathogens during housekeeping, maintenance, laundry or other provided services, employees shall:

(a) wear protective gloves and use an appropriate cleaning solution when cleaning up hazardous materials;

(b) use disposable towels to clean up spills and dispose of the towels in a special biohazard labeled bag;

(c) use a dust pan and brush, cardboard or tongs to clean up broken glass; and

(d) wear waterproof gloves when handling dirty laundry.

(2) All actions that involve contact with blood and other potentially contaminated products should be done in such a way as to minimize splashing, spraying, splattering and the creation of droplets. If workers come into contact with blood or body fluids, they must:

(a) wash their hands or any other contaminated parts of their body with soap and warm water;

(b) wash their hands and potentially exposed skin when they remove protective gloves or other personal protective equipment; and

(c) flush eyes or other mucous membranes with water if these body parts are exposed.

History: Sec. 50-51-103 and 50-51-108, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-51-103, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 1338, Eff. 7/1/03.

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