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Subpart 1.


"Suitable place" means an enclosed shed, designated area within a new or existing structure, or van, panel truck, or mobile home. A "worker day" is equivalent to one person working an eight-hour shift.

Subp. 2.


The provisions of this standard apply to those construction projects which have exceeded 30 worker days.

Subp. 3.

Place to change and eat.

From November 1 to March 15 of each winter season, all construction jobs shall be provided with a suitable place for employees to change their clothes and eat their lunch.

Subp. 4.


The size of jobsite shelters shall be based on the maximum number of employees using the room at one time. The minimum space requirements, in square feet per person, shall be determined by the values as shown below:


25 or fewer employees, 13 square feet;


26 to 74 employees, 12 square feet;


75 to 149 employees, 11 square feet; and


150 employees and over, ten square feet.

Subp. 5.


Jobsite shelters shall be heated to a temperature of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit during all periods when the shelter is occupied.

Subp. 6.

Contaminated clothing storage.

If toxic or harmful substances are handled so that work clothes become contaminated, facilities shall be provided so that street clothes and work clothes will not be stored in contact with each other.

Subp. 7.


Jobsite shelters shall be lighted with not less than ten footcandles of light.

Subp. 8.

Crew mobility.

The requirements of this standard can be met by furnishing transportation to a reasonably convenient location which meets the other requirements of this standard.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 182.655


12 SR 634; 17 SR 1279

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008