OSHA creates webpage on restroom sanitation obligations

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Washington – OSHA has created a webpage to help explain employers’ obligations for providing workers with sanitary toilet facilities.

The page includes information on the minimum number of separate toilet facilities an employer must provide to members of both sexes. Restrooms must have hot and cold water, hand soap, and a means to dry hands.

A link to a guide on restroom access for transgender workers is included on the page. Readily accessible and sanity restroom facilities are necessary to ensure workers do not suffer ill health effects, OSHA states.

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