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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels

12VAC5-431-430. Chemical and physical hazards.

A. Cleaning equipment, supplies, pesticides, rodenticides, chemicals, paints, and other toxic substances shall be kept isolated from guests and stored so as to prevent contamination of clothing, toweling, and bedding materials. All applications of chemicals including, but not limited to, cleaners and disinfectants shall be in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendations.

B. All toxic substances shall be clearly identified and accurately labeled as toxic.

C. Housekeeping carts shall be kept organized such that clean linens, single-service articles, ice buckets, and glassware stored on these units shall be protected from contamination by toilet brushes, soiled linen, cleaning agents, or any other possible sources of contamination.

D. All stairways shall be provided with firmly attached handrails and guardrails in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

E. All boilers and pressure vessels shall be approved and maintained in accordance with the applicable state statutes.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002.

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