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Labor Code - LAB


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

PART 9. HEALTH [2260 - 2441]

  ( Part 9 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 1. Sanitary Conditions [2260 - 2441]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

ARTICLE 3. Factories and Business Establishments [2350 - 2355]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )


Every factory, workshop, mercantile or other establishment in which one or more persons are employed, shall be kept clean and free from the effluvia arising from any drain or other nuisance, and shall be provided, within reasonable access, with a sufficient number of toilet facilities for the use of the employees. When there are five or more employees who are not all of the same gender, a sufficient number of separate toilet facilities shall be provided for the use of each sex, which shall be plainly so designated.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 91, Sec. 107. Effective January 1, 1996.)


Every factory or workshop in which one or more persons are employed shall be so ventilated while work is carried on that the air will not become injurious to the health of the employees, and shall also be so ventilated as to render harmless, as far as practicable, all injurious gases, vapors, dust, or other impurities generated in the course of the manufacturing process or handicraft carried on therein.

(Amended by Stats. 1945, Ch. 800.)


No place which the Labor Commissioner condemns as unhealthy and unsuitable, shall be used as a place of employment.

(Amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 486.)


In any factory, workshop, or other establishment where dust, filaments, or injurious gases are produced or generated, which may be inhaled by employees, the person, under whose authority the work is carried on, shall cause to be provided and used, exhaust fans or blowers with pipes and hoods extending therefrom to each machine, contrivance or apparatus by which dust, filaments or injurious gases are produced or generated. The fans and blowers, and the pipes and hoods, shall be properly fitted and adjusted, and of power and dimensions sufficient to prevent the dust, filaments, or injurious gases from escaping into the atmosphere of any room where employees are at work.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)


Any person violating this article is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days nor more than 90 days, or both.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 216. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)


The Labor Commissioner shall enforce this article.

(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90.)

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