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7 Pa. Code § 82.12. Lighting and electrical.

§ 82.12. Lighting and electrical.

 (a)  Electrical installations at seasonal farm labor camps shall comply with and be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the 1978 National Electrical Code published by the National Fire Protection Association. An exception to this requirement is that those camp facilities constructed prior to January 3, 1981, shall comply with the code in effect at the time of construction.

 (b)  Electrical installations at seasonal farm labor camps shall be inspected and approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the 1978 National Electrical Code by an electrical inspection agency acceptable to the Department. Proof of electrical certification shall be submitted to the Department in duplicate. The original electrical inspection certificate acquired for a seasonal farm labor camp may be used for future applications subject to paragraph (2).

 (c)  The minimum lighting levels, measured in footcandles 30 inches from the floor, are as follows:

Food Storage Room10
Central Kitchen35—work surface, 20—general area
Communal Kitchen30—work surface, 20—general area
Private Kitchen30—work surface, 20—general area
Dining Rooms10 (when cleaning)
Laundry Rooms20
Habitable Rooms20
Living Quarters20
Private Sleeping20
Dormitory Sleeping20
Private Toilet and Bathing20
Shared Toilet and Bathing20
Chemical Toilets20

 (d)  The minimum number of electrical outlets shall be as follows. These outlets are not permitted on the floor surface.

   (1)  Food storage room—0.

   (2)  Existing central, communal and private kitchens—a minimum of two outlets, one of which shall be a 20-amp appliance circuit.

   (3)  New kitchens—a minimum of two 20-amp electrical circuits.

   (4)  Laundry rooms—at least one ceiling type or wall lighting fixture and at least one separate wall outlet.

   (5)  Halls/stairways—at least one ceiling type light fixture. Light switches at top and bottom of stairways.

   (6)  Habitable rooms/living quarters—at least one ceiling type light fixture and at least one separate wall outlet.

   (7)  Sleeping, private—at least one wall outlet per person.

   (8)  Sleeping, dormitory—one wall outlet for the first five persons, and one additional outlet for each additional five persons.

   (9)  Toilet and bathing rooms, private—at least one ceiling or wall lighting fixture and one wall outlet.

   (10)  Toilet and bathing rooms, shared—at least one ceiling or wall lighting fixture and one wall outlet for each two sinks.


   The provisions of this §  82.12 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).


   The provisions of this §  82.12 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 pages (19733) to (19734).

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  82.20 (relating to single family homes).

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