37.112.137 HANDLING AND DISPOSAL OF INFECTIOUS MATERIAL
(1) Waste that may have been contaminated with blood or body fluids must be separated from other waste and stored in a container with a biohazard warning label.
(2) An adequate supply of sharps containers must be maintained on the premises. A sharps container must:
(a) be leakproof, rigid, and strong enough to protect the handler and others from accidental cuts or puncture wounds;
(b) be closed or capped securely to prevent the loss of contents for disposal; and
(c) not be filled more than 3/4 full.
(3) Waste that may have been contaminated with blood or body fluids, other than sharps, must be placed in moisture-proof single-use containers or bags of a strength sufficient to prevent ripping, tearing, or bursting under normal conditions of use. Also, the bags must be:
(a) securely tied to prevent leakage or the expulsion of solid or liquid wastes during storage, handling, and transportation; and
(b) placed in a durable, leakproof container for storage and transportation.
(4) An artist must use adequate protections, such as a brush, dust pan, or tongs to pick up any broken glassware in the work room. After engaging in such cleaning, the artist must wash hands and reglove as described in ARM 37.112.133 before working with a client.
(5) Laundry that may have been contaminated with blood or body fluids must be stored separately in a leakproof and closed container or bag prior to cleaning.
(6) All infectious waste must be treated and disposed of in accordance with Title 75, chapter 10, part 10, MCA.
History: 50-48-103, MCA; IMP, 50-48-103, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 351, Eff. 3/23/07; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 156, Eff. 2/1/13.