Wash. Admin. Code § 296-800-230 - Summary

Your responsibility:

You must provide safe drinking (potable) water, bathrooms, washing facilities, eating areas and garbage and waste disposal in your workplace.

General requirements for all workplaces.

You must meet the requirements ... in this section:
Drinking water
Provide safe drinking (potable) water in your workplace WAC 296-800-23005
Clearly mark water outlets that are not fit for drinking (nonpotable) WAC 296-800-23010
Make sure that systems delivering not-fit-for-drinking (nonpotable) water prevent backflow into drinking water systems WAC 296-800-23015
Bathrooms and washing facilities
Provide bathrooms for your employees WAC 296-800-23020
Provide convenient and clean washing facilities WAC 296-800-23025
Eating areas and food service
Make sure eating areas are safe and healthy WAC 296-800-23040
Follow these requirements if you provide food service to your employees WAC 296-800-23045
Garbage and waste disposal
Dispose of garbage and waste safely WAC 296-800-23050
Remove garbage and waste in a way that does not create a health hazard WAC 296-800-23055
Lunchrooms and personal service rooms
Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site WAC 296-800-23060
Provide showers when required for employees working with chemicals WAC 296-800-23065
Provide change rooms when required WAC 296-800-23070
Make sure any work clothes you provide are dry WAC 296-800-23075

Note: Some industries may have additional rules on bathrooms and washing facilities. Some examples include:

Industry WAC
Agriculture; indoor sanitation and temporary labor camps chapter 296-307 WAC
Carcinogens; general regulated area requirements WAC 296-62-07308
Charter boats WAC 296-115-050
Compressed air work WAC 296-36-160(5)
Construction WAC 296-155-140
Temporary labor camps WAC 296-24-12507


Wash. Admin. Code § 296-800-230
Amended by WSR 18-22-116, Filed 11/6/2018, effective 12/7/2018

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 03-18-090, § 296-800-230, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010,[49.17].040 , and [49.17].050. 01-23-060, § 296-800-230, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; 01-11-038, § 296-800-230, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.

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