• Document: BIOMEDICAL WASTE OPERATING PLAN
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BIOMEDICAL WASTE OPERATING PLAN FACILITY NAME (1) TABLE OF CONTENTS I. DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE BIOMEDICAL WASTE PLAN II. PURPOSE III. TRAINING FOR PERSONNEL IV. DEFINITION, IDENTIFICATION, AND SEGREGATION OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE V. CONTAINMENT VI. LABELING VII. STORAGE VIII. TRANSPORT IX. PROCEDURE FOR DECONTAMINATING BIOMEDICAL WASTE SPILLS X. CONTINGENCY PLAN XI. BRANCH OFFICES XII. MISCELLANEOUS ATTACHMENT A: BIOMEDICAL WASTE TRAINING OUTLINE ATTACHMENT B: BIOMEDICAL WASTE TRAINING ATTENDANCE ATTACHMENT C: PLAN FOR TREATMENT OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE All biomedical waste facilities are required to develop and maintain a current operating plan that complies with subsection 64E-16.003(2), Florida Administrative Code. A facility may choose to use this plan, which is provided as a courtesy of the department, or they may develop their own. I. DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE BIOMEDICAL WASTE PLAN Blank 1: Enter the name of your facility. Blank 2: Enter where you keep your employee training records. Blank 3: List the items of biomedical waste that are produced in your facility and the location where each waste item is generated. Blank 4: Enter the name of the manufacturer of your facility’s red bags. This company must be on the Department of Health (DOH) list of compliant red bags (this list can be obtained from the following website: www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/community/biomedical/red_bags.htm) or from your DOH biomedical waste coordinator OR you must have results supplied by the bag manufacturer from an independent laboratory that indicate that your red bags meet the bag construction requirements of Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). If your facility does not use red bags, enter N/A. Blank 5: Indicate where the documentation for the construction standards of your facility’s red bags is kept. If your facility uses red bags that are included in the DOH list of compliant red bags, or if your facility does not use red bags, enter N/A. Blank 6: Indicate where unused, red biomedical waste bags are kept in operational areas (not in stock or in central storage) so that working staff can get them quickly when they need them. If your facility does not use red bags, enter N/A. Blank 7: Enter the place where your biomedical waste is stored and the method of restriction of this storage area. If your biomedical waste is picked up by a licensed biomedical waste transporter but you have no storage area, indicate your procedure for preparing your biomedical waste for pick-up. If you have no pick-up and no storage area, enter N/A. Blank 8: Enter all the required information about your registered biomedical waste transporter. The website www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/community/biomedical/transporters.htm has a list of such transporters. If you do not use a transporter, enter N/A. Blank 9: Enter the name(s) of the employee(s) designated to transport your facility’s untreated biomedical waste to another facility. If your facility does not transport your own biomedical waste, enter N/A. Blank 10: Enter the name of the facility to which your facility transports your own untreated biomedical waste. If your facility does not transport your own biomedical waste, enter N/A. Blank 11: Describe the procedure and products your facility will use to decontaminate a spill or leak of biomedical waste. Blank 12: Enter the required information about the registered biomedical waste transporter who will transport your biomedical waste on a contingency basis. Blank 13: If personnel from your facility also work at a branch office of your facility, enter the name of the branch office. If you have no branch office, enter N/A. Blank 14: Enter the street address, city, and state of the branch office named in (13). If you have no branch office, enter N/A. Blank 15: Enter the weekdays the branch office named in (13) is open. If you have no branch office, enter N/A. 2 Blank 16: Enter the normal work hours for each day the branch office named in (13) is open. If you have no branch office, enter N/A. Blank 17: Indicate where a copy of this biomedical waste operating plan will be kept in your facility. Blank 18: Indicate where the current biomedical waste permit or exemption document will be kept in your facility. Blank 19: Indicate where your facility will keep its current copy of the biomedical waste rules, Chapter 64E-16, F.A.C. Blank 20: Indicate where your facility will keep copies of its biomedical waste inspections

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