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(a) Regulated medical waste hauler vehicle requirements shall be as follows.
(1) The cargo-carrying body must be fully enclosed and leak resistant.
(2) The cargo shall not be subjected to compaction or mechanical stress during loading, unloading or transit.
(3) The cargo-carrying body of the vehicle must be clean and sanitary.
(4) The cargo-carrying body of the vehicle must be locked or secured if left unattended.
(5) The vehicle must meet all applicable state and federal licensing and identification requirements.
(6) An appropriately equipped cleanup or decontamination kit and equipment shall be carried in each transport vehicle.
(7) A five-pound ABC rated fire extinguisher shall be carried in each transport vehicle.
(8) The vehicle must exhibit the following markings or signage on two sides and the back of the cargo-carrying body. Words or numbers must be at least three inches high:
A. The name of the regulated medical waste hauling company.
B. The following words: “Regulated medical waste;” and
C. Placards of at least 64 square inches in size, which exhibit the universal biohazard emblem.
(9) The vehicle must be inspected and approved annually by the city and must bear a current inspection decal as issued by the city.
(10) The vehicle must abide by all other construction and operation requirements as outlined in city ordinances.
(11) The vehicle shall be subject to random inspections at anytime by the city.
(b) Exception: Vehicles which are hauling less than a total of 50 pounds or less than one cubic yard of regulated medical waste do not have to meet the vehicle requirements. However, they must still meet storage and transportation standards under § 92.136.
(1992 Code, § 19-102) (Ord. 59-91, passed 7-22-1991; Ord. 75-01, passed 8-6-2001; Ord. 15-03, passed 2-10-2003)