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(1) Employees shall keep their hands clean and shall wear clean outer garments while engaged in handling food or beverages or product contact surfaces of utensils or equipment.

(2) This rule shall be deemed to have been satisfied when the following requirements are met:

(a) Employees shall wash their hands immediately prior to engaging in any vending machine servicing operation which may bring them into contact with foods, beverages, or ingredients or with product contact surfaces of utensils, containers or equipment. While engaged in such servicing operations, employees shall wear clean outer garments.

(3) No employee with any disease in a communicable form, or who is a carrier of such disease shall work in any commissary or in vending machine operations in any capacity which brings him into contact with the production, handling, storage, or transportation of foods, beverages, ingredients or equipment used in vending machine operations, and no operator shall employ in any such capacity any such person, or any person suspected of having any disease in a communicable form or of being a carrier of such disease. Any employee who has a discharging or infected wound, sore or lesion on hands, arms, or any exposed portion of the body shall be excluded from those operations which will bring him into contact with food, beverages, utensils or equipment used in vending machine operations.

(a) Any operator among whose employees there occurs a communicable disease or who suspects or has become a carrier of such disease shall notify the health officer immediately.

(b) When suspicion arises as the possibility of transmission of infection from any employee, the health officer is authorized to require any or all of the following measures:

(i) The immediate exclusion of the employee from all commissaries and vending machine operations.

(ii) The immediate closing of the commissaries and operations concerned until, in the opinion of the health officer, no further danger of disease exists.

(iii) Adequate medical examinations of the employee and of his associates with such laboratory examinations as may be indicated.

History: Sec. 50-50-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-50-103, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2423.

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