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WAC 296-800-230


Your responsibility:
To provide safe drinking (potable) water, bathrooms, washing facilities, eating areas and garbage and waste disposal in your workplace.
You must:
General requirements for all workplaces.
Drinking water
Provide safe drinking (potable) water in your workplace.
Clearly mark water outlets that are not fit for drinking (nonpotable).
Make sure systems delivering not fit for drinking (nonpotable) water prevent backflow into drinking water systems.
Bathrooms and washing facilities
Provide bathrooms for your employees.
Provide convenient, clean washing facilities.
Eating areas and food service
Make sure eating areas are safe and healthy.
Follow these requirements if you provide food service to your employees.
Garbage and waste disposal
Dispose of garbage and waste safely.
Remove garbage and waste in a way that does not create a health hazard.
Lunchrooms and personal service rooms
Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site.
Provide showers when requiredfor employees working with chemicals.
Provide change rooms when required.
Make sure any work clothes you provide are dry.
Some industries may have additional rules on bathrooms and washing facilities. Some examples include:
Agriculture; indoor sanitation and temporary labor camps
chapter 296-307 WAC
Carcinogens; general regulated area requirements
Charter boats
Compressed air work
WAC 296-36-160(5)
Temporary labor camps
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-18-090, § 296-800-230, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-23-060, § 296-800-230, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-230, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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