Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-26.005 - Sanitary System
(1) Drinking utensils and showers.
(a) Inmates in areas where no drinking fountains are available shall be provided with single service cups which shall be stored and dispensed in a manner to prevent contamination, or reusable cups that can be and are cleaned and sanitized in accordance with Rule 64E-11.006, F.A.C. Common drinking cups are prohibited.
(b) Showers. Inmates shall be allowed to take showers at least twice weekly.
(a) Inmate residential areas shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times. Floors, walls, ceilings, doors, windows, bars, and all appurtenances of the structures shall be kept clean. Plumbing fixtures, such as urinals, showers, toilets and lavatories shall be cleaned daily, and sanitized on a schedule established by the detention facility that is consistent with this rule. Such fixtures and areas shall be sanitized at least daily if used daily. Sanitizers shall be used in accordance with the label directions to achieve the intended effect. EPA registered disenfectants can be used instead of sanitizers as long as they are used in accordance with the directions on the product label.
(b) Mops, brooms and other cleaning equipment shall be stored in ventilated areas. Mop sinks and other janitorial facilities shall be kept clean.
(c) Inmates shall not store perishable foods in their lockers or living areas. Perishable foods are foods that are defined in subsection 64E-11.002(31), F.A.C.
(d) All floor drains shall be kept clean. All floor drain traps shall be kept wet to prevent sewer gas from entering the building.
(e) All housing facilities shall be kept free of offensive odors.
(3) Laundry and Dry Cleaning. Where laundry facilities are provided, they shall be kept clean. If laundry facilities are not available, sheets and blankets shall be sent to commercial laundries.
(4) Garbage and Rubbish.
(a) All garbage, trash and rubbish from inmate residential areas shall be collected daily and taken to storage facilities. Garbage shall be removed from storage facilities at least twice per week. Pending disposal, wet garbage shall be collected and stored in a manner that does not create a sanitary nuisance, such as in impervious, leak proof, fly tight containers. All containers, storage areas and surrounding premises shall be kept clean and free of vermin.
(b) If public or contract garbage collection service is available, the detention facility shall subscribe to these services unless the facility seeks to recycle or dispose of solid waste on-site. If garbage and trash are recycled or disposed of on-site, the method of recycling or disposal shall not create sanitary nuisance conditions. Nothing in this section relieves a facility of being in compliance with requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that apply to recycling or on-site disposal of garbage and trash.
(5) Bedding, Clothing and Personal Items. Beds and bedding shall be cleaned and sanitized on a schedule established by the correctional facility that is consistent with this rule. Used mattress and pillow covers shall be laundered or washed and sanitized before issued. To ensure that proper laundering occurs, the minimum requirements for the use of laundry equipment shall be the instructions provided by the manufacturers of the equipment used, such as instructions provided in equipment operating manuals. This includes instructions on the size of laundry loads placed in equipment, water temperatures, dryer temperatures, operating cycles, and chemical additives used. Chemical sanitizers that are used must be registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sanitizers must be used in accordance with the label directions to achieve the intended effect. EPA registered disinfectants can be used instead of sanitizers as long as they are used in accordance with the directions on the product label. Sheets and personal clothing shall be washed at least weekly and blankets washed or dry cleaned at least quarterly. Sheets and blankets shall be stored in a clean, dry place between laundering and issue.
(6) Insect and Rodent Control. Detention facilities shall be kept free of insects and rodents. All pesticides used to control insects or rodents shall be applied in accordance with instructions and cautions on the registered product label.
(7) Outdoor Areas. If a facility has an outdoor exercise area, it shall be kept free of litter and trash and be well drained. If toilet and lavatory facilities are provided, they shall be kept clean.
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