Every place of industrial employment shall be provided
with adequate toilet facilities which are separate for each sex, except as
hereinafter provided. Separate accommodations shall be apart from each
other and have their own separate approaches. The one for men shall be
clearly marked “MEN” and the one for women shall be clearly marked “WOMEN.”
A. Toilet rooms.
Toilet rooms shall be readily accessible to employees using them. No
toilet facilities shall be more than one floor above or below the regular place
of work of the persons using them, unless passenger elevators are available for
employee’s use in going to and from toilet rooms. Toilet facilities shall
be located within 200 feet of all locations at which workers are regularly
The door to every toilet room shall be fitted with an
effective self‑closing device and screened so that the compartments are not
visible from the working room.
All compartment doors shall be supplied with
latch. No toilet room shall open directly into a room where food is
prepared, stored, served, manufactured or processed.
B. Water closets and
urinals. One water closet shall be deemed adequate when not more than five
males and females are required to use the same accommodations. When there
are more than a total of five persons, males and females, employed or engaged,
separate accommodations for each sex shall be provided according to the
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When three or more water closets are required for men,
one urinal may be substituted for one water closet, up to a maximum of one‑third
of the total water closets required. Whenever urinals are used they shall
be of the wall type or pedestal type urinals equipped with an integral
trap. Urinals shall be flushed by a flush‑meter valve equipped with a
vacuum breaker or by an elevated urinal flush tank. An adequate supply of
toilet paper shall be provided for every water closet. Dry, covered
depositories for refuse shall be kept in all toilet rooms used by females.
facilities. Adequate facilities for maintaining personal cleanliness shall
be provided. The same shall be conveniently located for the employees for
whom they are provided and shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
Individual towels of cloth or paper shall be provided
and proper receptacles maintained for disposing of used towels. Other
apparatus for drying the hands may be substituted for towels only after approval
by the Health Officer. Unless the general washing facilities are on the
same floor and in close proximity to the toilet rooms, adequate washing
facilities shall be provided in every toilet room or adjacent thereto.
A suitable cleansing agent shall be provided at each
At least one wash basin with an adequate supply of hot
and cold water shall be provided for every 20 employees or portion thereof, up
to 100 persons; and one wash basin for each additional 25 persons or portion
thereof. Twenty‑four inches of the circumference of a wash fountain shall
be considered equal to one basin.
A wash basin supplied with hot and cold water from one
facet shall be provided near the place of work for every five employees exposed
to skin contamination by any poisonous, infectious or irritating material.