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PDFWAC 296-800-230


Your responsibility:
You must provide safe drinking (potable) water, bathrooms, washing facilities, eating areas and garbage and waste disposal in your workplace.
General requirements for all workplaces.
You must meet the requirements…
in this section:
Drinking water
Provide safe drinking (potable) water in your workplace
Clearly mark water outlets that are not fit for drinking (nonpotable)
Make sure that systems delivering not-fit-for-drinking (nonpotable) water prevent backflow into drinking water systems
Bathrooms and washing facilities
Provide bathrooms for your employees
Provide convenient and clean washing facilities
Eating areas and food service
Make sure eating areas are safe and healthy
Follow these requirements if you provide food service to your employees
Garbage and waste disposal
Dispose of garbage and waste safely
Remove garbage and waste in a way that does not create a health hazard
Lunchrooms and personal service rooms
Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site
Provide showers when required for employees working with chemicals
Provide change rooms when required
Make sure any work clothes you provide are dry
Some industries may have additional rules on bathrooms and washing facilities. Some examples include:
Agriculture; indoor sanitation and temporary labor camps
chapter 296-307 WAC
Carcinogens; general regulated area requirements
Charter boats
Compressed air work
WAC 296-36-160(5)
Temporary labor camps
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-230, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18; WSR 03-18-090, § 296-800-230, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-23-060, § 296-800-230, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-230, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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