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PDFWAC 296-307-16155

Handwashing and bathing facilities.

(1) An operator must provide handwashing and bathing facilities adequate for the maximum capacity of the TWH according to Table 1 of WAC 296-307-16115.
(2) An operator must meet the following general requirements for all handwashing and bathing facilities:
(a) Provide cleanable, nonabsorbent waste containers;
(b) Provide all showers, baths, or shower rooms with screened floor drains to remove waste water;
(c) Maintain fixtures and drains in good working order;
(d) Separate showers with partitions or walls.
(i) Partitions and walls must ensure privacy and be smooth, cleanable, and nonabsorbent.
(ii) For a bathing facility constructed or approved for construction under chapter 246-359 WAC before January 1, 2016, partitions or walls are required by January 1, 2017.
(e) All showers separated by partitions must ensure privacy.
(3) An operator must meet the following requirements for common facilities:
(a) One handwash sink for every six occupants. Of these handwash sinks, locate adjacent to toilets at least one handwash sink for every fifteen occupants;
(b) One showerhead for every ten occupants;
(c) One "service sink" in each building used for common laundry, handwashing, or bathing;
(d) Sloped, coved floors of nonslip impervious materials with floor drains;
(e) Shower and bathing facilities must provide privacy from the opposite sex and the public;
(f) Maintain common bathing and handwashing facilities in a clean and sanitary condition, cleaned at least daily; and
(g) Bathing and shower facilities must be available at all times during operation of the TWH.
(4) An operator must meet the following requirements for family shelters:
(a) At least one handwash sink per family shelter. If an operator provides a family shelter with toilet facilities, at least one handwash sink located in the toilet room or immediately adjacent to the toilet room; and
(b) Request occupants in family shelters to maintain bathing and handwashing facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-16155, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 15-13-092, § 296-307-16155, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16155, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.]
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