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Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site.

You must:
(1) Provide a lunchroom separate from the work area if employees are exposed to toxic substances.
(2) Use Table 2 to determine the required square footage in your lunchroom based on the number of employees using the room at any one time.
Table 2
Maximum Number of Employees Using Lunchroom at One Time
Number of Persons
Square Feet per Person
25 and less
13
26-74
12
75-149
11
150 and over
10
Note:
You do not have to provide a separate lunchroom if it is convenient for employees to leave the workplace to eat and drink.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-18-090, ยง 296-800-23060, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03.]
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