OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 35 Health Care and Industries with Biological Hazards

Highlights

  • Section 525.2 introduces new requirements for safety-engineered medical sharps.
  • Section 526 specifies requirements applicable to sharps containers.
  • Section 527 prohibits the recapping of waste needles.
  • Section 528 requires employers to establish policies and procedures for storing, handling, using and disposing of biohazardous materials. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the procedures be in writing and available to workers.)
  • Section 530 requires employers to establish policies and procedures for the post-exposure management of workers exposed to biohazardous material. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the procedures be in writing and available to workers.)