TITLE 35: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SUBTITLE M: BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
CHAPTER I: POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
SUBCHAPTER b: POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MEDICAL WASTES
PART 1420 GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1420.107 CLEANING AND DISINFECTION


 

Section 1420.107  Cleaning and Disinfection

 

a)         Cleaning and disinfection comprises:

 

1)         Washing with a solution of detergent used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and agitation to remove visible contamination from each surface, followed by a clean water rinse; and

 

2)         One of the following methods of low-level disinfection:

 

A)        Exposure to hot water of at least 82 degrees Centigrade (180 degrees Fahrenheit) for a minimum of fifteen (15) seconds;

 

B)        Rinsing with, or immersion in, a chemical disinfectant registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as identified on its label and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions;

 

C)        Rinsing with, or immersion in, a hypochlorite solution at a concentration of 50 ppm.  For example, 1/8 cup of common household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite) per gallon of tap water (31 milliliters bleach to 3.78 liters of water); or

 

D)        Other disinfection processes as approved by the Agency in writing as an equivalent to one of the methods in subsections (a)(2)(A) and (B) of this Section.

 

b)         A detergent-sanitizer used in conjunction with agitation to remove visible contamination may be substituted for the methods in subsection (a) of this Section, if used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

 

(Source:  Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 9947, effective June 21, 1993)