30 CFR § 71.402 Minimum requirements for bathing facilities, change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet facilities.
(a) All bathing facilities, change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet
facilities shall be provided with adequate light, heat, and ventilation so
as to maintain a comfortable air temperature and to minimize the
accumulation of moisture and odors, and the facilities shall be maintained
in a clean and sanitary condition.
(b) Bathing facilities, change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet
facilities shall be constructed and equipped so as to comply with applicable
State and local building codes. However, Where no State or local
building codes apply to these facilities, or where no State or local
building codes exist, the facilities shall be constructed and equipped so as
to meet the minimum construction requirements in the National Building Code
(1967 edition) and the plumbing requirements in the National Plumbing Code
(ASA A40.8 1955) which documents are hereby incorporated by reference and
made a part hereof. These documents are available for examination at the
Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor, 1100 Wilson Boulevard Room 2424, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939; at every MSHA Coal Mine Safety and Health district office; at the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.; and at the Public
Health Service Information Centers as listed in 45 CFR 5.31. Copies of the
National Building Code (1967 edition) may be purchased from the American
Insurance Association, 85 John Street, New York, NY 10038, and copies of the National Plumbing Code (ASA A40.8 1955) may be
purchased from the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 25 W.
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; http://www.ansi.org.
An official historic file
of the National Building Code (1967 edition) and of the National Plumbing
Code (ASA A40.8 1955) will be maintained at the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.
(c) In addition to the minimum requirements specified in paragraphs
(a) and (b) of this section, facilities maintained in
accordance with §71.400 shall include the
(1)Bathing facilities. (i) Showers shall be
provided with both hot and cold water.
(c)(1)(ii) At least one shower head shall be provided where
five or less miners use such showers.
(c)(1)(iii) Where five or more miners use such showers,
sufficient showers shall be furnished to provide approximately one shower
head for each five miners.
(c)(1)(iv) A suitable nonirritating cleansing agent shall be
provided for use at each shower.
(2)Sanitary flush toilet facilities. (i) At least
one sanitary flush toilet shall be provided where 10 or less miners use such
(c)(2)(ii) Where 10 or more miners use such toilet
facilities, sufficient flush toilets shall be furnished to provide
approximately one sanitary flush toilet for each 10 miners.
(c)(2)(iii) Where 30 or more miners use toilet facilities,
one urinal may be substituted for one flush toilet, however, where such
substitutions are made they shall not reduce the number of toilets below a
ratio of two flush toilets to one urinal.
(c)(2)(iv) An adequate supply of toilet paper shall be
provided with each toilet.
(c)(2)(v) Adequate handwashing facilities or hand lavatories
shall be provided in or adjacent to each toilet facility.
(3)Change rooms. (i) Individual clothes storage
containers or lockers shall be provided for storage of miners' clothing and
other incidental personal belongings during and between shifts.
(c)(3)(ii) Change rooms shall be provided with sample space
to permit the use of such facilities by all miners changing clothes prior to
and after each shift.
[37 FR 6368, Mar. 28, 1972, as amended at 43 FR 12319, Mar. 24, 1978]
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