WAC 170-297-3925: Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting table

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Published: 2015

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Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting table.









(1) The following table describes the minimum frequency for cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting items in the licensed space. Where the licensee does not have decision-making authority over the licensed premises, document verification of compliance is acceptable.

CLEANING, SANITIZING, AND DISINFECTING TABLE

    "X" means CLEAN And SANITIZE or DISINFECT FREQUENCY

(a) Kitchen countertops/tabletops, floors, doorknobs, and cabinet handles. X Sanitize (see subsection (3) of this section) Daily or more often when soiled.

(b) Food preparation/surfaces. X Sanitize (see subsection (3) of this section) Before/after contact with food activity; between preparation of raw and cooked foods.

(c) Carpets and large area rugs/small rugs.     (i) Vacuum daily.

        (ii) Installed carpet - Clean yearly or more often when soiled using a carpet shampoo machine, steam cleaner, or dry carpet cleaner.

(d) Utensils, surfaces/toys that go in the mouth or have been in contact with other body fluids. X Sanitize (see subsection (3) of this section) After each child's use.

(e) Toys that are not contaminated with bodily fluids. Dress-up clothes (not worn on the head or come into contact with the head while dressing). X Sanitize (see subsection (3) of this section) Weekly or more often when visibly soiled.

(f) Hats and helmets. X   After each child's use or use disposable hats that only one child wears.

(g) Wash cloths or single-use towels X Sanitize (see subsection (3) of this section) After each use.

(h) Handwashing sinks, faucets, surrounding counters, soap dispensers, doorknobs. X Disinfect (see subsection (2) of this section) Daily or more often when soiled.

(i) Toilet seats, toilet training rings, toilet handles, doorknobs or cubicle handles, floors. X Disinfect (see subsection (2) of this section) Daily or immediately if visibly soiled.

(j) Toilet bowls. X Disinfect (see subsection (2) of this section) Daily or more often as needed (e.g., child vomits or has explosive diarrhea, etc.).

(k) Changing tables, potty chairs (use of potty chairs in child care is discouraged because of high risk of contamination). X Disinfect (see subsection (2) of this section) After each child's use.

(l) Waste receptacles. X   Daily or more often as needed.

(2) "Disinfect" or "disinfecting" means to eliminate virtually all germs on a surface by the process of cleaning and rinsing, followed by:
(a) A chlorine bleach and water solution of one tablespoon of chlorine bleach to one quart of cool water, allowed to stand wet for at least two minutes; or
(b) Other disinfectant product if used strictly according to the manufacturer's label instructions including, but not limited to, quantity used, time the product must be left in place, adequate time to allow the product to dry or rinsing if applicable, and appropriateness for use on the surface to be disinfected. Any disinfectant used on food contact surfaces or toys must be labeled safe for food contact surfaces.
(3) "Sanitize" means to reduce the number of microorganisms on a surface by the process of:
(a) Cleaning and rinsing, followed by using:
(i) A chlorine bleach and water solution of three-quarters teaspoon of chlorine bleach to one quart of cool water, allowed to stand wet for at least two minutes; or
(ii) Another sanitizer product if used strictly according to manufacturer's label instructions including, but not limited to, quantity used, time the product must be left in place, and adequate time to allow the product to dry, and appropriateness for use on the surface to be sanitized. If used on food contact surfaces or toys, a sanitizer product must be labeled as safe for food contact surfaces; or
(b) For laundry and dishwasher use only, "sanitize" means use of a bleach and water solution or temperature control.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-3925, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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