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PDFWAC 296-307-09515

Handwashing facilities.

The employer must provide handwashing facilities for employees engaged in hand-labor operations in the field, without cost to the employee. Handwashing facilities must meet the following requirements:
(1) One handwashing facility with a tap and an adequate supply of water, soap, single-use hand towels, and either a basin or other suitable container for washing is provided for each twenty employees or fraction of twenty.
Nonpotable water must not be used for washing any part of a person, except as permitted by the local health authority.
(2) Each facility has running water.
(3) Each facility has a dispenser containing handsoap or a similar cleansing agent.
(4) Each facility has individual single-use hand towels.
(5) Facilities are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition according to appropriate public health sanitation practices.
(6) Waste receptacles are provided. Disposal of wastes from the facilities does not create a hazard nor cause an unsanitary condition.
(7) Employees are allowed reasonable time during the work period to use the facilities.
(8) Handwashing facilities are near toilet facilities and within one-quarter mile of each employee's worksite in the field.
Where it is not feasible to locate facilities as required above, the facilities must be located at the point of closest vehicular access.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-09515, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-09515, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-09515, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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