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7 Pa. Code § 82.6. Maintenance of cleanliness.

§ 82.6. Maintenance of cleanliness.

 (a)  Living and sleeping rooms shall be aired and cleansed at intervals and in a manner approved by the Department.

 (b)  Bedding, including mattresses, shall be kept in a sanitary condition at all times. Blankets, covers and bed linen shall be washed or drycleaned as frequently as may be necessary to keep them clean and sanitary. The permittee shall use reasonable diligence, including but not limited to the establishment of a weekly schedule and procedure for changing linen. In single family housing accommodations, once the bedding and linens are supplied, it becomes the duty of the family to maintain the linen in a clean and sanitary manner.

 (c)  The Secretary or the Secretary’s authorized representative may at any time order the immediate cleansing, disinfection or fumigation by an approved method, of the premises or articles, or the complete and immediate destruction of such articles, if they constitute a menace to the health of the occupants.


   The provisions of this §  82.6 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).


   The provisions of this §  82.6 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 (19728).

Cross References

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

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