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PDFWAC 110-300-0260

Storage of hazardous and maintenance supplies.

(1) An early learning provider must ensure all poisonous or dangerous substances including, but not limited to, fuels, solvents, oils, laundry, dishwasher, other detergents, sanitizing products, disinfectants and items labeled "keep out of reach of children" are stored:
(a) In a location that is inaccessible to children;
(b) Separate and apart from food preparation areas, food items, and food supplies;
(c) In their original containers or clearly labeled with the name of the product if not in the original container; and
(d) In compliance with the manufacturer's directions (including, not storing products near heat sources).
(2) Storage areas and storage rooms must:
(a) Be inaccessible to children;
(b) Have locking doors or other methods to prevent child access;
(c) Have moisture resistant and easily cleanable floors;
(d) Have a designated maintenance or janitorial utility sink, or another method to dispose of wastewater (kitchen sinks must not be used for disposal of wastewater); and
(e) Be kept clean and sanitary.
(3) Center early learning program space with storage areas and rooms that contain chemicals, utility sinks, or wet mops must be ventilated to the outdoors with an exterior window or mechanical ventilation to prevent the buildup of odors, fumes, or other hazards.
(4) Family home providers must store and maintain chemicals and wet mops in a manner that minimizes the buildup of odors, fumes, or other hazards.
(5) Saws, power tools, lawn mowers, toilet plungers, toilet brushes, and other maintenance and janitorial equipment must be inaccessible to children.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0260, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0260, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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