Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-14.018 - Sleeping Facilities, Beds and Bedding

(1) Sleeping facilities shall be available to each migrant labor camp and residential migrant housing occupant. Barracks type facilities which are designed or operated for both sexes shall contain separate sleeping facilities for each sex. Sleeping facilities shall consist of beds, or, cots or bunks complete with mattresses. The operator shall monitor the sleeping facilities to ensure the areas are clean and that bedding is clean and free from rips and holes. All mattresses must either be replaced or cleaned when soiled or include a clean protective mattress covering made of a material, such as cloth. The covering shall also be smooth and easily cleanable. The covering must be designed to remain intact and protect the mattress from getting soiled. Bed coverings shall be kept clean and in good repair. The owners and operators of the migrant labor camps or residential migrant housing will be responsible for ensuring the protective mattress covers remain intact over the mattresses in use during the periods of occupancy.
(2) Weekly inspection of beds and bedding by the operator shall be made to ensure control of vermin. When vermin are found or reported, effective extermination measures shall be undertaken immediately.
(3) Every bed, cot or bunk in migrant labor camps and residential migrant housing covered by this chapter shall be elevated from the floor. There shall be a clear ceiling height of not less than 36 inches above any mattress and there shall be a clear space of not less than 27 inches between the top of the lower mattress and the bottom of the upper bunk of a double deck bed in facilities regulated under this chapter. Triple deck facilities shall be prohibited. Single beds or bunks shall be provided for each of the occupants in barracks facilities.
(4) Single beds, cots or bunks shall be spaced not less than 36 inches laterally or end to end and double-deck facilities shall be spaced not less than 36 inches laterally or end to end. A minimum of four feet of clear aisle space shall be provided in all barracks type facilities.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-14.018
Specific Authority 381.006, 381.0086 FS. Law Implemented 381.0086 FS.
New 1-1-77, Amended 10-7-84, Formerly 10D-25.69, Amended 8-6-92, 11-17-94, Formerly 10D-25.069, Amended 9-30-08.

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