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(820 ILCS 230/) Employee Washroom Act.

820 ILCS 230/0.01

    (820 ILCS 230/0.01) (from Ch. 48, par. 97.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Employee Washroom Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

820 ILCS 230/1

    (820 ILCS 230/1) (from Ch. 48, par. 98)
    Sec. 1. Every owner or operator of a coal mine, steel mill, foundry, machine shop, railroad, or other like business in which employees become covered with grease, smoke, dust, grime and perspiration to such extent that to remain in such condition after leaving their work without washing and cleansing their bodies and changing their clothing, will endanger their health or make their condition offensive to the public, shall provide and maintain a suitable and sanitary washroom, with an adequate quantity of soap containing bland non-irritating detergents which effectively cleanse the skin, at a convenient place where employees are required to report for duty or are relieved from duty, in or adjacent to such mine, mill, foundry, shop, railroad or other place of employment for the use of such employees.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 570.)

820 ILCS 230/2

    (820 ILCS 230/2) (from Ch. 48, par. 99)
    Sec. 2. Such washroom shall be so arranged that employees may change their clothing therein, and shall be sufficient for the number of employees engaged regularly in such employment; shall be provided with lockers or hangers in which employees may keep their clothing; shall be provided with an adequate supply of safe, clean and potable water satisfactory for drinking purposes dispensed in a sanitary manner, an adequate supply of safe, clean, hot and cold water satisfactory for shower and bathing purposes and with sufficient and suitable places and means for using the same; a sufficient number of showers for the use of employees who regularly use the washroom; and adequate toilet facilities, properly enclosed; and during cold weather shall be sufficiently heated. The floor space necessary for the employees to dress in such washroom shall not be less than seven square feet per employee regularly dressing in such washroom at any one time.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)

820 ILCS 230/3

    (820 ILCS 230/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 100)
    Sec. 3. All State mine inspectors, the Department of Labor and other inspectors required to inspect places and kinds of business required by this act to be provided with washrooms, shall inspect such washrooms at frequent intervals and report to the owner or operator, the sanitary and physical condition thereof in writing, and make recommendations as to such improvements or changes as may appear to be necessary for compliance with this Act. Any such inspector may lock and close any washroom found to be in violation of this Act, and may institute proceedings to enforce the penalty provided in Section 4.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

820 ILCS 230/4

    (820 ILCS 230/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 101)
    Sec. 4.
    Any owner or employer who shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2428.)

820 ILCS 230/5

    (820 ILCS 230/5) (from Ch. 48, par. 102)
    Sec. 5. Any owner or employer who shall be convicted of a violation of the provisions of this act shall be subject to a conviction for succeeding offenses for each and every day he shall neglect or refuse to comply herewith.
(Source: Laws 1913, p. 359.)