2 thoughts on “Biohazard Detection System maintenance question

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Rapid Area Local 166
    Office held, if any

    At the Cedar Rapids PDC, anyone doing anything with the BDS is required to be BDS trained. So, since they only wanted ET’s trained, only trained ET’s can do that. Replacing cartridges is part of the daily. Yes, it can be done outside of daily maintenance. But since that is a daily task, requiring training, management here has seemed to accept that it must be performed by a trained person.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Philadelphia, PA Area Local #89 / Retiree Chapter
    Office held, if any
    Member / Rogue Rank and File Activist and Advocate

    Not sure who is allowed but all 3 (MM, MPE, and ET) have done it at the Philadelphia P&DC. When I left in 2011, an MM was performing that work on Tour 2.

    Of course, requirements for proper safety training must be met (HazMat/LOTO/PPE, etc).

    See Section XVI.E: EL-803 Maintenance Employees Guide to Safety Nov 2013

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