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PDFWAC 246-360-180


The licensee must:
(1) Provide clean, sanitary bedding, linens, towels, washcloths, and other items intended for guest use by:
(a) Using a commercial laundry service; or
(b) Washing and sanitizing laundry in accordance with the washer's manufacturer's recommendations and detergent and sanitizer instructions; and drying laundry in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's instructions when using a dryer.
(2) Ensure lint screens on on-site dryers are cleaned daily during normal operation or as needed.
(3) Store clean and sanitized bedding, linens, towels, washcloths and other items in an area:
(a) Designated for clean items only;
(b) Off the floor;
(c) Protected from contamination;
(d) Inaccessible to guests, pets or other animals; and
(e) Away from excessive moisture or humidity.
(4) Provide a means for handling, transporting, and separating soiled bedding, linens, towels, washcloths, and other items to prevent cross-contamination of clean items;
(5) Provide handwashing facilities that are readily accessible to employees as described in WAC 296-823-14030.
(6) Effective April 1, 2007, ensure that laundry room flooring is uncarpeted and covered with a cleanable floor covering.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.62 RCW. WSR 04-24-002, § 246-360-180, filed 11/18/04, effective 4/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.62.240. WSR 94-23-077, § 246-360-180, filed 11/16/94, effective 12/17/94; WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-360-180, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-360-180, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 89-11-058 (Order 328), § 248-144-191, filed 5/17/89.]
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