3701-33-07 Toilet and hygiene facilities.

(A) To comply with minimum standards of habitability:

(1) Toilet facilities shall be constructed, located, and maintained in a sanitary condition so as to prevent any nuisance or public health hazard. No toilet, chemical toilet or urinal shall be located in a room used for other than toilet and hygiene purposes. Toilet facilities shall be located within two hundred feet of each dwelling. Privies and portable chemical toilets, approved by the licensor, shall not be located closer than fifty feet to any dwelling or facility where food is prepared or served and shall be located at least one hundred feet from any water supply.

(2) Except in individual family housing units, separate toilet accommodations for men and women shall be provided. If toilet facilities for men and women are in the same building, they shall be separated by a solid wall from floor to roof or ceiling or a solid wall extending to a minimum height of at least eight feet. Toilets shall be distinctly marked for "men" and for "women" by signs printed in both English and the native language of the persons occupying the camp or marked with easily understood pictures or symbols.

(3) Toilet facilities for each sex shall be provided with not less than one seat for each fifteen occupants, and a minimum of one toilet for each sex in common use facilities.

(4) In facilities where there are multiple toilets located in th same room, a curtain or other partition shall be provided around each toilet for privacy. The partition shall be at least fifty-four inches high and not more than twelve inches off the floor.

(5) Urinals constructed of impervious materials may be substituted for men's toilets on the basis of one urinal, or twenty-four inches of trough-type urinal, for one toilet up to a maximum of one-third of the required toilets. In toilet facilities, constructed or substantially altered after April 2, 1985, urinals shall be provided on the basis of one for each twenty-five male camp occupants. The flooring under the urinal shall be constructed of impervious materials and extend at least fifteen inches from the outward edge of the urinal to the wall.

(6) Toilet facilities shall be provided with the following:

(a) Lighting at all hours of the day provided by an artificial light source located within the facility, or a combination of artificial light and natural light;

(b) Ventilation provided by natural or mechanical means;

(7) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (A)(6) of this rule, common use toilet facilities shall be provided with the following:

(a) An adequate and accessible supply of toilet tissue with holders;

(b) Self-closing doors for all entrances/exits, and sixteen-mesh screening for all outside openings that provide ventilation;

(c) Handwashing facilities equipped with soap and single-use hand towels or mechanical hand dryers.

(8) All toilet facilities shall be located so that no individual is required to pass through a sleeping room, other than his or her own, in order to use the toilet facilities.

(9) Hygiene facilities shall be provided, for use of all occupants, with the following:

(a) Supply of hot and cold running water;

(b) Showerheads in a ratio of one for each fifteen occupants;

(c) Showerheads spaced at least three feet apart, with a minimum of nine square feet of floor space for each. Commercial shower stalls measuring thirty-two by thirty-two inches are acceptable;

(d) Shower floors constructed of nonskid, impervious materials and sloped to properly constructed floor drains;

(e) All walls and partitions covered to the height of splash with a smooth and impervious material. All junctions of the walls or partitions with the floor shall be coved;

(f) Handwash sinks in a ratio of one for each fifteen occupants;

(g) In addition to to the requirements (A)(9)(a) to (A)(9)(f) of this rule, all common use facilities shall be provided with the following:

(i) Separate shower facilities for each sex. When shower facilities for both sexes are in the same building they shall be separated by a solid wall extending from the floor to the ceiling or roof, or a solid wall extending to a minimum height of at least eight feet;

(ii) Signs, distinctly identifying the facilities for "men" and "women", printed in both English and the native language of the persons occupying the camp or with easily understood pictures or symbols;

(iii) Adequate dry dressing space;

(iv) A minimum of one showerhead and one handwash sink for each sex.

(h) In addition to paragraphs (A)(9)(a), (A)(9)(c), (A)(9)(d), (A)(9)(e), and (A)(9)(g)(i) to (A)(9)(g)(iii), camps established or substantially altered after April 2, 1985, shall be provided with the following:

(i) Showerheads in the ratio of one for ten occupants and a minimum of one for each sex in common use facilities;

(ii) One handwash sink for each housing unit or for each six occupants with and a minimum of one for each sex in a common use facility.

(10) Hygiene facilities shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and located in a building within two hundred feet of each housing unit.

(B) To comply with the voluntary standards of habitability:

(1) There shall be one handwash sink and one shower with a supply of hot and cold water under pressure in each individual housing unit;

(2) There shall be one showerhead for each ten occupants and one handwash sink for each six occupants, with a minimum of one shower and one lavatory for each sex in common use facilities. The showers and handwash sinks shall have a supply of hot and cold water under pressure;

(3) All toilet facilities shall be water flush;

(4) Where multiple toilets are provided there shall be rigid partitions between each toilet to provide reasonable privacy. The partitions shall be at least fifty-four inches high and be no more than twelve inches off of the floor.

Replaces: 3701-33-11, 3701-33-12

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3733.42
Rule Amplifies: 3733.42, 3733.43, 3733.431, 3733.44, 3733.45, 3733.46, 3733.47, 3733.471, 3733.48
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/1975, 4/2/85, 9/6/98