Oregon Statutes - Chapter 654 - Occupational Safety and Health - Section 654.174 - Sanitation facilities for workers harvesting food crops; employer to post notice; rules.

(1) Employers of workers who are engaged in field activities for the growing and harvesting of food crops intended for human consumption shall provide for such workers at convenient locations, and in accordance with such rules as the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may prescribe:

(a) Toilet facilities that are maintained in clean and sanitary condition, of such design and construction as to provide privacy and to prevent crop contamination and, where practicable, one toilet for each sex.

(b) Handwashing facilities that provide clean water, soap or other suitable cleansing agent, paper towels and a method for disposal of used towels and wash water to avoid crop contamination.

(c) Clean, potable drinking water served in a sanitary manner, which may include but is not limited to containers with spigots and tight fitting lids and disposable cups sufficient in number for each worker.

(2) Every employer required to comply with subsection (1) of this section shall keep conspicuously posted a notice describing the requirements of that subsection and advising where complaints may be filed. The notice must be in the English language and in the language spoken by the majority of the employees.

(3) The director shall promulgate rules to implement subsections (1) and (2) of this section which shall not be less protective than the rules on those subjects that are operative on July 9, 1985. [1985 c.423 §§2,3,5]

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