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PDFWAC 296-307-16170

Cots, beds, bedding, and personal storage.

The operator must:
(1) Provide beds, cots, or bunks in good condition for the maximum occupancy approved by the department of health for operator-supplied housing;
(2) Allow the use of cots in tents for cherry harvest camps only. Cots must be sturdy and stable and without:
(a) Visible mold;
(b) Rips or tears;
(c) Insect infestation;
(d) Stains from bodily fluids; and
(e) Rodents or rodent droppings.
(3) In TWH other than cherry harvest camps, provide beds and bunks with clean mattresses in good repair and without:
(a) Mold;
(b) Rips or tears;
(c) Insect infestation;
(d) Stains from bodily fluids; or
(e) Rodents or rodent droppings.
(4) Maintain bedding, if provided by the operator, in a clean and sanitary condition;
(5) Locate all beds, cots, and bedding at least thirty-six inches from cooking surfaces;
(6) Provide a minimum of twelve inches of clearance between each cot, bed or bunk and the floor;
(7) Allow space to separate beds or cots laterally and end-to-end by at least thirty-six inches when single beds or cots are used;
(8) Meet the following requirements when bunk beds are used:
(a) Allow space to separate beds laterally and end-to-end by at least forty-eight inches;
(b) Maintain a minimum space of twenty-seven inches between the upper and lower bunks; and
(c) Prohibit triple bunks.
(9) Provide all occupants suitable storage space for clothing and personal articles. Storage space must be located in the occupant's room used for sleeping;
(10) Effective January 1, 2017, for each temporary worker housed in a common sleeping facility, provide suitable storage space that must:
(a) Ensure all or a portion of the storage space is enclosed and lockable;
(b) Be anchored in a manner which adequately prevents the storage space from being removed from the building; and
(c) Be accessible to the temporary worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 15-13-092, § 296-307-16170, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050 and 1999 c 374. WSR 00-06-081, § 296-307-16170, filed 3/1/00, effective 3/1/00.]
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