Article 3. Factories And Business Establishments of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 3.
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.
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
No place which the Labor Commissioner condemns as unhealthy
and unsuitable, shall be used as a place of employment.
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.
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.
The Labor Commissioner shall enforce this article.