OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 24 Toilets and Washing Facilities

Section 359 Hand cleaning facilities

The requirements of this section apply regardless of whether or not the work site is connected to a public or municipal water main and sanitary drainage system. A “hand cleaning” facility might be as simple and effective as providing the work site with waterless hand cleanser and paper towels, or several containers of wet wipes and a means of disposing of used wipes. Workers must always be provided the opportunity to wash their hands and face, particularly prior to eating.