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Toilets - Washing Facilities - Sanitation

Start:Jul 07, 2020

Duration:5 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the ability to apply Cal/OSHA safety standards for the construction industry.

Description: This Navitent will increase the successfulness of applying OSHA's safety standards. This information was taken from Cal/OSHA Pocket Guide f ... Read More

Summary: Safety Made Simple

Step 1

The next Steps cover Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Toilets - Washing Facilities - Sanitation. Where appropriate, we have referenced the code from Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.

The topics we will cover in this Navitent are:

-Jobsite Requirement
-Number of Toilets
-Clean and Supplied
-Mobile Crews
-Number of Washing Stations
-Potable Drinking Water

After each of the next Steps, select the 'successful' response to indicate that you have read and understand the Step.

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Step 2

Jobsite Requirement

Toilet facilities are required at the jobsite. 1526(b)

Step 3

Number of Toilets

A toilet is required for each 20 employees or fraction thereof of each sex; urinals may be substituted for half of the units. 1526(a)

Exception: sites with fewer than five employees are not required to provide separate toilets for each sex; however, toilets must be lockable from the inside. 1526(a)

Step 4

Clean and Supplied

Toilets must be kept clean and supplied with toilet paper. 1526(d)

Step 5

Mobile Crews

Toilets are not required for mobile crews if transportation to nearby toilets is available. 1526(e)

Step 6

Number of Washing Stations

One washing station must be provided for each 20 employees or fraction thereof. 1527(a)

Step 7


Washing stations must be clean and have an adequate supply of soap, water, and single use towels (or warm air blower). 1527(a)

Step 8


Washing station must have a sign indicating water is for washing. 1527(a)(1)(F)

Step 9


Wash stations are to be located outside and not attached to the toilet facility. 1527(a)(1)(F)

Exception: where there are less than five employees and only one toilet facility is required, the wash station may be located inside the toilet facility.

Step 10


If showering is required by the employer, the shower must meet specific requirements. 1527(a)(3)

Step 11

Potable Drinking Water

An adequate supply of potable (drinkable) water must be provided at each jobsite.

The employer shall take one or more of the following steps to ensure every employee has access to drinking water:

-Provide drinking fountains

-Supply single-service cups

-Supply sealed one-time use water containers

-Ensure re-usable, closable containers are available for individual employee use

Note: additional requirements for the provision of drinking water in outdoor places of employment are contained in 3395.

Step 12

How much did this Navitent help you to understand the Cal/OSHA safety regulations for Toilets - Washing Facilities - Sanitation, including:

-Jobsite Requirement
-Number of Toilets
-Clean and Supplied
-Mobile Crews
-Number of Washing Stations
-Potable Drinking Water

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