Field Sanitation: It's your Right.

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Field Sanitation: It's Your Right

In Oregon, agricultural employers must have bathrooms and water in the field, located where their workers can conveniently use them. The law requires:

  • One toilet for every 20 workers, and separate toilets for men and women, if possible. Toilets should have doors that lock for privacy;
  • Bathrooms must be kept clean and have enough toilet paper;
  • Clean water, soap, and paper towels for washing hands, and garbage containers;
  • Clean drinking water and enough cups for all; must be served in a sanitary way;
  • Signs in English and Spanish explaining these requirements and giving information about how to make a sanitation complaint;

If you do not have these services at your work place or they are in bad condition, you can make a complaint by calling toll-free 1-800-321-6742. There you can talk to someone in Spanish. If your employer is a contractor you can also file a claim for penalty damages.


Last Review and Update: Jul 05, 2011
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