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7 Pa. Code § 82.11. Laundry, handwashing and bathing facilities.

§ 82.11. Laundry, handwashing and bathing facilities.

 (a)  Laundry, handwashing and bathing facilities shall be provided in the following ratio:

   (1)  One handwash basin per family shelter or per six persons or any fraction thereof in shared facilities.

   (2)  One shower head for every ten persons or any fraction thereof.

   (3)  One mechanical washing machine or one double laundry tray or two tubs for every 30 persons or any fraction thereof; or transportation at least weekly to nearby laundromat; or a contract with a commercial linen service.

   (4)  One slop sink in each camp.

 (b)  Floors shall be of nonslippery finish and shall be constructed of easily cleanable materials which are impervious to moisture. A floor drain shall be provided in rooms used for laundry and bathing. Junctions of the curbing and the floor in the rooms shall be coved.

 (c)  The walls and partitions of shower rooms shall be smooth and impervious to the height of splash.

 (d)  An adequate supply of hot and cold running water under normal operating pressure shall be provided for bathing and laundry purposes.

 (e)  Facilities for drying clothes shall be provided.

 (f)  Buildings containing laundry, handwashing and bathing facilities shall be kept clean.

 (g)  Bathing tubs with an adequate supply of hot and cold water under normal operating pressure, in the ratio of one tub for each six occupants or any fraction thereof, may be provided as an alternative to showers.

 (h)  Each toilet facility shall have at least one wash basin installed in a location convenient thereto unless the general washroom facilities are on the same floor and in convenient proximity thereto.

 (i)  The use of common towels is prohibited. In shared handwashing facilities, a single service paper towel dispenser or linen dispenser shall be provided. These dispensers shall be adequately supplied and maintained.

 (j)  A dry dressing area shall be provided in or adjacent to common use shower facilities.


   The provisions of this §  82.11 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).


   The provisions of this §  82.11 adopted September 28, 1973, effective September 29, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 2178; amended January 2, 1981, effective January 3, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 11. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (19733).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  82.18 (relating to occupant concurrent responsibility).

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