The preparation room shall be constructed solely for the
purpose of scientifically preparing human remains and shall contain the
following facilities and equipment for the purpose of preventing disease and
properly disposing of waste material arising out of the embalming
(1) A sink with running water
and sewerage connections and possessing a 2-inch capacity drain pipe.
(2) A metal or porcelain covered operating or
(3) A metal
cabinet or metal or glass shelves or a material impervious to water and
(4) A waste container with
(5) A first aid kit placed
in a conspicuous place.
Surgical instruments and apparatus for the preparation of embalming of a body.
Aspirator shall be a nonbackflow type or have a nonbackflow valve in the
(7) Walls which are airtight
and covered in their entirety by tile, plaster, composition board or similar
material. With the exception of tile, all of those materials shall be finished
with enamel or some other smooth, hard, waterproof material.
(8) Airtight ceiling.
(9) A floor which shall be entirely of
concrete with glazed surface or tile or wood flooring covered with linoleum or
material of similar composition so as to be impervious to water.
(10) Outside ventilation which may be
provided by screened windows or transoms or, in lieu thereof, by an 8-inch pipe
leading to the exterior of the building and otherwise constructed so as to
conform to the highest health standards.
(11) Solid doors which are painted or
enameled and windows which are screened.
(12) Sterilizer, chemical or
to flush injurious corrosive materials from the eyes or body.
The facilities, which shall be
accessible, operable, and near the work area, are to be either:
(A) An eye bubbler or eye shower, or both,
available from safety equipment suppliers.
(B) A 4-foot length of 3/4-inch hose attached
to simple quick opening valve.
(ii) Clean cold water shall be available for
either of the facilities listed in subparagraph (i) and may not exceed 25
(iii) Portable eye
washers are permitted if of a type approved by OSHA.
Protective wearing apparel as follows:
(i) Rubber gloves or other type impervious to
the chemicals being handled.
(iii) Suitable clothing or
apron, rubber or other material impervious to the chemicals being