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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection
Article 9. Sanitation

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§3364. Sanitary Facilities.

(a) Separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex according to the following table:

                                    Minimum Number of
   Number of Employees                Water Closets*
        1   to  15.........................1
        16  to  35.........................2
        36  to  55.........................3
        56  to  80.........................4
        81  to  110........................5
        111 to  150........................6
        over 150...........................1 additional for 
                                           each additional 40 
                                           employees or
                                           fraction hereof.
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*Urinals may be installed instead of water closets in toilet rooms to be used only by men provided that the number of water closets shall not be less than two-thirds of the minimum number of toilet facilities specified. The length of trough urinals to equivalent number of individual urinals shall be based on the following:

Equivalent Number of Length of Trough Urinal Individual Urinals 24"...........................1 36"...........................2 48"...........................2 60"...........................3 72"...........................4

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) When there are less than five employees, separate toilet rooms for each sex are not required provided toilet rooms can be locked from the inside and contain at least one water closet. (Title 24, Part 5, Section 5-910 (a)(1))

(2) Employees engaged in hand-labor operations at agricultural establishments are subject to the sanitation provisions of Section 3457.

(b) Toilet facilities shall be kept clean, maintained in good working order and be accessible to the employees at all times. Where practicable, toilet facilities should be within 200 feet of locations at which workers are regularly employed and should not be more than one floor-to-floor flight of stairs from working areas. (Title 24, part 5, section 5-910(a)(1))

(c) All water-carried sewage shall be disposed of by means of either a public sewage system or by a sewage disposal system in conformance with applicable State and local laws, ordinances, and regulations. The sewage disposal method shall not endanger the health of employees.

(d) An adequate supply of toilet paper shall be provided for every water closet.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment filed 7-16-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 29).

2. Amendment filed 1-23-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 4).

3. Amendment filed 10-2-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 40).

4. Amendment filed 1-17-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 3).

5. Repealer of EXCEPTION (2) and renumbering of EXCEPTION (3) to (2) filed 5-9-91; operative 6-8-91 (Register 91, No. 25).

6. Amendment of EXCEPTION (2) filed 12-23-91; operative 1-22-92 (Register 92, No. 12).

7. Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (a) table (Register 92, No. 33).

8. Editorial correction restoring inadvertently omitted subsection (d) (Register 93, No. 39).

9. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a)(2) filed 2-22-95 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 95, No. 8).

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