WVC 21 - 3 - 12
§21-3-12. Water closets.
Every factory, mercantile establishment, mill or workshop
shall be provided with a sufficient number of water closets, and
whenever both male and female persons are employed, separate
water closets shall be provided for the use of each sex, and
plainly marked by which sex they are to be used. No person or
persons shall be allowed to use the closets assigned to the
opposite sex. Such water closets shall be constructed in an
approved manner and properly enclosed, and at all times kept in a
clean and sanitary condition. The closets, where practicable,
shall be located so that they shall have direct ventilation with
the outside air. Where it is impracticable to locate the closets
so as to have direct ventilation with the outside air, they shall
be placed in an inclosure, and every such closet shall be
properly and effectively disinfected and separately ventilated,
and shall be properly lighted by artificial light, except when
the influx of natural light makes artificial light unnecessary.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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