equipment and tools utilized by personnel working on treatment works shall be
maintained by all persons in a safe and useable condition.
(2) Any person maintaining chlorine equipment
at wastewater treatment facilities shall be provided with a self contained
compressed air breathing apparatus and be instructed in its use. It is strongly
suggested that an emergency tank repair kit be provided at facilities utilizing
gaseous chlorine and that personnel be instructed in the use of such repair
(3) Self contained compressed
air masks, air tanks and all connections thereto shall be inspected and tested
at least once every six months for general condition and operating functions.
The tank shall be inspected for safety and structural integrity once every five
At least one spare fully
charged cylinder shall be kept on hand when self contained compressed air masks
are provided as required under 314 CMR 12.05
Any person operating a sewer system or a
wastewater treatment facility shall submit a report to the Department
concerning any death or major injuries occurring at said system or facility.
The report shall include as a minimum:
duties of the individual or individuals involved;
(b) what occurred;
(c) the cause (if known) of the
(d) the extent of
the steps taken
to minimize and prevent future accidents.
A copy of the insurance or municipal accident report will be
accepted if the above items are included.
(6) Personnel involved in the maintenance and
operation of sewer systems and wastewater treatment facilities shall be
provided access to properly operating devices to determine the degree of
flammability of an atmosphere and the amount of oxygen in an atmosphere. They
shall also be provided with safety harnesses, rope, and any other safety
devices required by their duties and responsibilities.
(7) Any person operating a sewer system or
wastewater treatment facility shall provide adequate means for the practice of
good personal hygiene by working personnel.
(8) At least one person on each shift should
have an up to date certificate of training in basic or, preferably, advanced
first aid obtainable through the American Red Cross.
(9) All wastewater treatment facilities
personnel shall have immediate access to a first aid kit which shall be stocked
with adequate supplies at all times.
(10) Any person operating a treatment works
receiving sewage shall provide all personnel working at such works with all
inoculations as required by the Department of Public Health.
(11) Water proof gloves shall be provided for
working personnel who are likely to come into contact with sewage. It is
strongly suggested that a complete change of work clothes be provided during
(12) Any and all
alarm systems provided by wastewater treatment facility operators and sewer
system operators shall be maintained in an operable condition and the operators
shall test the alarm systems semi annually and submit all test results to the
(13) Any and all
chemical storage, metering systems, monitoring and associated alarms provided
at a wastewater treatment facility for chemical addition shall be maintained in
an operable condition and test monthly at a minimum. Operators shall test and
calibrate the devices annually and shall submit all test results to the