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7 Pa. Code § 82.9. Toilet facilities.

§ 82.9. Toilet facilities.

 (a)  Toilet facilities adequate for the capacity of the camp shall be provided. Central toilet and handwashing facilities separate for each sex shall be provided on the premises of seasonal farm labor camps, except where the camp is composed entirely of family-type apartments, each with its own toilet facilities. In central toilet facilities, the water closets shall be separated by partitions.

 (b)  Where toilet facilities are shared, the number of water closets or privy seats provided for each sex shall be based on the maximum number of persons of that sex which the camp is designed to house at any one time, according to the following chart:

Number of
Occupants of
One Sex
Required Facilities
 1 - 5 
1 water closet, privy seat or chemical toilet seat
 6 - 30
2 water closets, privy seats or chemical toilet seats
31 - 45
3 water closets, privy seats or chemical toilet seats
46 - 60
4 water closets, privy seats or chemical toilet seats, and the like

   except that in camps with less than six occupants irrespective of sex, one water closet, privy or chemical toilet will suffice if in a single occupancy toilet room that can be locked from the inside.

 (c)  Urinals may be provided on the basis of one unit or 2 linear feet of urinal trough for each 18 men or fraction thereof. The required number of water closets, chemical toilets or privy seats for men may be reduced by up to 1/3, by installing urinals in this ratio. The floor from the wall and for a distance not less than 15 inches measured from the outward edge of the urinals shall be constructed of materials impervious to moisture. Urinals shall be provided with an adequate water flush.

 (d)  Toilet facilities, including rooms and fixtures, shall be of a sanitary design and readily cleanable.

 (e)  Except as provided in subsection (b), in shared toilet rooms in other than single family dwelling units, separate toilet rooms shall be provided for each sex. These rooms shall be distinctly marked ‘‘for men’’ and ‘‘for women’’ by signs printed in English and in the native languages of the persons occupying the camp, or marked with easily understood pictures or symbols. If the facilities for each sex are in the same building, they shall be separated by solid walls or partitions extending from the floor to the roof or ceiling.

 (f)  Toilet facilities shall be located within 200 feet of the door of each sleeping room. A privy may not be closer than 100 feet to a sleeping room, dining room, lunch area or kitchen.

 (g)  Toilet rooms shall have a window not less than 6 square feet in area opening directly to the outside area or shall be otherwise satisfactorily ventilated in a manner approved by the Department. Outside openings shall be screened with 16 mesh material. Each privy building may be ventilated by an opening or openings, properly screened, of at least 2 square feet.

 (h)  A fixture, water closet, chemical toilet or urinal may not be located in a room used for other than toilet purposes. Every water closet installed after January 3, 1981, shall be located in a separate compartment in a toilet room.

 (i)  Each privy, water closet or chemical toilet shall be well lighted (20 foot candles) at all hours of the night, and the day when necessary. Chemical toilets may be lighted using exterior lighting which admits adequate light both day and night. Approaches to privies, water closets or chemical toilets shall be free from obstruction.

 (j)  An adequate supply of toilet paper shall be provided in each privy, water closet or chemical toilet compartment.

 (k)  Toilet facilities shall be kept in a sanitary condition. They shall be cleaned at least daily.

 (1)  Privies may not be constructed in the camp area after January 3, 1981, unless approval is obtained from the Department.

 (m)  Toilet facilities shall be kept operational and in good repair.

 (n)  On the premises where seasonal farm workers are employed or permitted to work, the employer shall provide within a reasonable distance of the working area sufficient, suitable and separate toilet facilities. To determine the number of toilet facilities needed and the distance to them, the Department will use the following standards:

   (1)  For one to ten workers, male or female, one toilet facility within 1,000 feet of the work area or a written agreement in the native language of the workers that transportation to a toilet facility shall be provided at least once during any continuous 4 hours of work.

   (2)  For work crews of 11 to 15, males or females, one toilet facility within 500 feet of the work area or a written agreement in the native language of the workers that transportation to a toilet facility shall be provided at least once during any continuous 4 hours of work.

   (3)  For work crews of 16 or more, one toilet facility per every 15 males or fraction thereof and one toilet facility for every 15 females or fraction thereof; these toilet facilities shall be within 500 feet of the work area or as approved by the Department or a written agreement in the native language of the workers shall state that transportation to a toilet facility shall be provided at least once during any continuous 4 hours of work.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  82.9 issued under sections 301 and 603 of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act (43 P. S. § §  1301.301 and 1301.603).

Source

   The provisions of this §  82.9 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 (19730) to (19732).

Cross References

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



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