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PDFWAC 246-337-146

Cleaning, maintenance and refuse disposal.

The licensee shall maintain the facility, equipment, and furnishings in a safe and sanitary condition, and in good repair through the following requirements:
(1) Provide sanitary disposal and collection of garbage and refuse by:
(a) Use of containers constructed of nonabsorbent material, which are water-tight, covered, and adequate to store garbage and refuse;
(b) Having a storage area location convenient for resident and staff use;
(c) Having a clean and maintained area for containers to prevent:
(i) Entrance of insects, rodents, birds, or other pests;
(ii) Odors; and
(iii) Other nuisances.
(d) A disposal program for biohazardous and nonmedical waste using appropriate containers and disposal services.
(2) Provide adequate storage space for:
(a) Clean and soiled equipment and linens;
(b) Lockable, shelved storage impervious to moisture, for cleaning supplies, disinfectants and poisonous compounds; and
(c) Separate, locked storage for flammable materials or other fire and safety hazards.
(3) Provide a safe and cleanable area designated for pouring stock chemicals and cleaning supplies into separate, properly labeled containers if stock chemicals are used.
(4) Provide an effective pest control program so that the RTF is free of pests such as rodents and insects.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.670. WSR 18-06-092, ยง 246-337-146, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/16/18.]
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