Wash. Admin. Code § 296-800-23065 - Provide showers when required for employees working with chemicals

(1) You must provide showers for employees if:
(a) They work with chemicals that could cause an occupational illness; and
(b) The chemicals remain on the skin between work shifts.
(2) You must make sure employees who work with such chemicals shower at the end of their shifts.
(a) Make sure showers have:
(i) Soap or other cleansing agents.
(ii) Hot and cold water with a common discharge line.
(b) Provide individual, clean towels for each employee who is required to shower.
(c) Provide at least one shower for every ten employees (or every fraction of 10) of each gender.


Table 3 shows the number of showers to provide based on a "fraction of 10."

Table 3

Number of Employees of Each Gender Number of Showers
1-10 1
11-20 2
21-30 3
31-40 4
41-50 5


Wash. Admin. Code § 296-800-23065
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, § 296-800-23065, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03.

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