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(1) Laundries operated in conjunction with or utilized by a school must be provided with:

(a) a mechanical washer and hot air tumble dryer. Manual washing and line drying of towels and other laundry items is prohibited. Dryers must be properly vented to prevent maintenance problems.

(b) a hot water supply system capable of supplying water at a temperature of 120°F to the washer during all periods of use.

(c) sufficient separation between the area used for sorting and storing soiled laundry and the area used for folding and storing clean laundry to prevent the possibility of cross-contamination.

(d) separate carts for transporting soiled and clean laundry.

(e) handwashing facilities including sink, soap, and disposable towels. A soak sink may double as a handwashing sink.

(2) Towels and other laundry items must be machine washed at a minimum temperature of 120°F for a minimum time of eight minutes and dried in a hot air tumble dryer.

History: 50-1-206, MCA; IMP, 50-1-203, 50-1-206, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 546, Eff. 4/11/86; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425.

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