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1550.1780 TOILET AND LAVATORY FACILITIES.

Subpart 1.

General.

Toilet rooms shall be completely enclosed and have tight fitting, self closing doors. Toilet and lavatory facilities and rooms shall be properly plumbed, kept in a clean condition, in good repair, and shall be well ventilated and well lighted. Hand-washing facilities shall be equipped with hot and cold running potable water, single-service paper towels, or with a sanitary single-use cloth towel and dispenser, or blower type hand dryer, and suitable soap, detergent, or other acceptable cleansing agent. A written notice directing employees to wash their hands before starting or returning to work shall be prominently posted in each toilet room.

Subp. 2.

Satisfactory compliance.

This part is deemed to be satisfied when:

A.

Toilet rooms are completely enclosed and have tight fitting, self closing doors.

B.

Toilet rooms and lavatory facilities are kept in a clean condition and in good repair. Toilet rooms are ventilated and well lighted.

C.

Single-service, sanitary paper or cloth towels or blower-type hand dryer, suitable soap, detergent, or other acceptable cleansing agent, and cold and/or warm running water are present at all times at all hand-washing facilities.

D.

Hand washing facilities are convenient to all toilets.

E.

Toilet and lavatory facilities are adequately lighted, have tight fitting screened windows, or are ventilated by other means. Hand washing signs are prominently posted in each toilet room directing employees to wash their hands before starting work or returning to work.

F.

All plumbing is installed in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Minnesota Plumbing Code, dated October 16, 1951, as adopted by the Minnesota State Board of Health.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 31.10; 31.101

Published Electronically:

September 23, 2013