§ 987. Towels.
16 CA ADC § 987BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
16 CCR § 987
§ 987. Towels.
(a) After a towel, sheet, robe, linen or smock has been used once, it shall be deposited in a closed container and not used until properly laundered and sanitized.
(b) Towels, sheets, robes, linens and smocks shall be laundered either by regular commercial laundering or by a noncommercial laundering process which includes immersion in water at least 160oF for not less than twenty-five (25) minutes during the washing or rinsing operation. Alternately, it is acceptable if the commercial laundry opts to use chemicals and cold water to reduce organisms on laundry, provided the laundry follows manufacturers' instructions for washing machines, dryers, detergents, rinse aids, and other additives. The laundry detergents used are not required to have stated antimicrobial claims.
(c) All clean towels, sheets, robes, linens and smocks shall be stored in clean, closed cabinets or a clean, closed container.
Note: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7312(e), Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 10-24-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 43). For prior history, see Register 84, No. 28.
2. Amendment filed 3-26-2015; operative 7-1-2015 (Register 2015, No. 13).
This database is current through 11/26/21 Register 2021, No. 48
16 CCR § 987, 16 CA ADC § 987
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