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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 3. General

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§1527. Washing Facilities, Food Handling, and Temporary Sleeping Quarters.
New provisions for employee washing stations in the construction industry take effect February 5, 2003

(a) Washing Facilities.

(1) General. Washing facilities shall be provided as follows: A minimum of one washing station shall be provided for each twenty employees or fraction thereof. Washing stations provided to comply with this requirement shall at all times:

(A) Be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition;

(B) Have an adequate supply of water for effective washing;

(C) Have a readily available supply of soap or other suitable cleansing agent;

(D) Have a readily available supply of single-use towels or a warm-air blower;

(E) Be located and arranged so that any time a toilet is used, the user can readily wash; and

(F) When provided in association with a nonwater carriage toilet facility in accordance with Section 1526(c),

1. Provide a sign or equivalent method of notice indicating that the water is intended for washing; and

2. Be located outside of the toilet facility and not attached to it.


Exception to subsection (a)(1)(F)(2.): Where there are less than 5 employees, and only one toilet facility is provided, the required washing facility may be located inside of the toilet facility.


Exception to subsection (a)(1): Mobile crews having readily available transportation to a nearby toilet and washing facility.

(2) Washing facilities for hazardous substances. Where employees are engaging in the application of paints or coatings, or in other operations involving substances which may be harmful to the employees, washing facilities shall be provided in near proximity to the worksite and shall be so equipped as to enable employees to remove such substances. Facilities provided to comply with this requirement shall at all times:

(A) Be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition;

(B) Have an adequate supply of water sufficient for effective removal of the hazardous substance from skin surfaces; and

(C) Have a readily available supply of soap, and where necessary to effect removal, special cleansing compounds designed specifically for removal of the hazardous substance from skin surfaces; and

(D) Have a readily available supply of single use towels or a warm-air blower.

(3) Showers. When showering is required by the employer or these orders, the shower shall meet the requirements of Section 3366(f).

(b) Food Handling. All food service facilities and operations shall meet the applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations of the jurisdictions in which they are located

(c) Temporary Sleeping Quarters. When temporary sleeping quarters are provided, they shall be heated, ventilated, and lighted and shall meet the applicable laws, ordinances and regulations of the jurisdictions in which they are located.

NOTE

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

HISTORY

1. New section filed 1-7-75; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 75, No. 2).

2. Repealer and new section filed 9-27-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 40).

3. Amendment filed 1-6-2003; operative 2-5-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).

 

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