Hand Washing and Toilet Facilities Violations
Public Health Reason #06
Because hand washing is such an important factor in the
prevention of food borne illness, sufficient hand washing sinks must be
available to make hand washing not only possible, but likely.
Food workers may be unlikely to wash their hands unless properly equipped hand washing sinks are accessible in the immediate work area. Hand washing sinks which are improperly located may be blocked by portable equipment or stacked full of soiled utensils and other items, rendering the sink unavailable for use. Nothing must block the approach to a hand washing sink thereby discouraging its use.
Hand washing sinks must be kept clean and well stocked with hand soap and hand towels to encourage frequent use. Hot and cold water must be provided through a mixing valve so employees can properly wash their hands.