Or. Admin. R. 333-056-0050 - Prevention of Disease Transmission by Blood-Contaminated Sharp Objects

Any person using sharp instruments (for example, needles, lancets, scalpels, syringes) for purposes of drawing blood, administering medication, or medical/surgical procedures on humans, shall dispose of such items in a manner that will protect any other handlers of this waste from injury. The disposal of such waste shall be in accordance with current recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and shall include the use of impervious, rigid, puncture-proof containers. This rule applies to but is not limited to blood banks, plasmapheresis centers, medical clinics, dental offices, outpatient care centers, inpatient care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies.


Or. Admin. R. 333-056-0050
HD 4-1987, f. 6-12-87, ef. 6-19-87; OHD 15-2001, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-01, Renumbered from 333-019-0212; PH 16-2013, f. 12-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; PH 9-2020, minor correction filed 01/17/2020, effective 1/17/2020; PH 51-2023, amend filed 10/26/2023, effective 10/26/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 431.110, 433.004 & 459.395

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 431.110, 433.004 & 459.395

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