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must be kept clean and sanitary as to its floors, side walls, ceilings, woodwork, fixtures, and utensils. The floors should be of cement or of well-laid flooring, which is kept oiled as frequently as is necessary to lay the dust.
RULE 2. There must be proper provisions for drainage to convey the water of wash rooms quickly to drains and gutters; these must be connected with the sewerage system of the city or town where the establishment is located, if such sewerage system exists.
RULE 3. A certain recognized cubic-foot air space per person must be provided, with proper ventilation by means of air shafts, windows, air ducts, or mechanical apparatus for such purpose.
RULE 4. No person shall be permitted to sleep or eat in the working rooms of any public laundry nor to sleep in any room in connection with such laundry. Special rooms apart from the working rooms must be provided for lunch rooms or rest rooms.
RULE 5. Toilet rooms, separate for both sexes, must be provided with lavatories which are supplied with hot and cold water and with individual towels. Both toilet rooms and lavatories must be kept at all times in a clean and sanitary condition.
RULE 6. No person affected with open tuberculosis, syphilis, or any other communicable disease shall be permitted to work in any capacity in any public laundry. Proprietors or persons in charge of such laundries shall not be permitted to employ in their laundries in any capacity persons known to be affected with such diseases.
RULE 7. The sprinkling of clothing by means of ejecting water or any liquid substance from the mouth upon the clothing is strictly prohibited.
RULE 8. Public laundries, dry-cleaning or similar cleaning establishments of whatever character shall be prohibited from receiving for the purpose of laundering or cleaning, from a residence, a flat, or an apartment placarded for a communicable disease, any clothing, bedding, or other article whatsoever of similar texture or character: Provided, That in any case if the article in question has been sterilized either by boiling for a half hour in water, or by immersion for two hours in a solution of carbolic acid (1-20) or formalin (1-10), or by disinfection with formaldehyde by methods designated in regulation 46, it may be received for the purposes named.
Swimming Pools-Construction, Use, and Sanitary Regulation. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)
REG. 45. Swimming pools.—If the bacterial count is greater than is permitted in drinking water, the pool contents must be disinfected by the use of chlorine. The water must remain sufficiently clear to permit a submerged person to be seen in any part of the pool. The water must be regularly or continuously changed, and when discharged should be disposed of as sewage. The lining of the pool must be white or nearly so. The stairs and stair supports should be of metal, stone, or cement. The water from the floor surrounding the pool must not be drained back into the pool. The pool should be shallow at one end and deep enough at the other end to make diving a safety.
No common towels, combs, brushes, or drinking cups shall be permitted, and signs cautioning against indiscriminate spitting should be conspicuously posted. Signs in large letters should be posted in dressing compartments directing all bathers, men and women, to take a preliminary cleansing shower in the nude with warm water and soap, which must be rinsed off before entering the pool.
No person suffering from skin disease or from any venereal disease shall be permitted to use any public swimming pool, and a conspicuous sign to this effect must be posted about every pool of this character.
Rags and Secondhand Goods-Disinfection-Sale. Mattresses and Bedding— Manufacture, Labeling, and Sale. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)
REG. 62. Mattresses and secondhand goods.—RULE 1. Rags or other dangerous material shall not be sold or manufactured into articles to be sold for personal use without first having been thoroughly disinfected.
RULE 2. Rags or secondhand clothing suspected of being infected, if imported into this State, shall be kept closely baled and not be opened until they can be submitted to thorough disinfection: Provided, That the State board of health reserves the right at any time for the protection of the public health to prohibit the importation of such rags or clothing into this State.
RULE 3. Rugs and secondhand clothing collected within this State shall not be transported by any common carrier until they have been properly disinfected under the supervision of the local health officer: Provided, That the executive officer of the State board of health, after learning all the facts in a particular case, may issue a special permit for transportation of such rags and clothing to a more convenient place for disinfection.
RULE 4. All secondhand goods composed of wool, silk or cotton, including also all secondhand clothing, suit cases, traveling bags, boots and shoes, must be disinfected by the use of formaldehyde in form and manner explained in regulations 59 and 60, before being sold or offered for sale by any dealer and before being offered at a "rummage sale."
The sale of rags, clothing, or other articles believed to be infected by reason of having been in contact with persons suffering with any communicable disease is positively prohibited.
The sale of any mattresses or other article of bedding which has been used in or about a public or private hospital or sanatorium or about any person having a communicable disease is prohibited.
RULE 5. Mattresses made from rags or other secondhand material shall not be imported into this State unless each mattress is securely and distinctly labeled, showing fully the nature of the material used in the manufacture of the mattress and accompanied by a statement from the proper health officer certifying that the material used was properly disinfected.
RULE 6. Mattresses made of rags or other secondhand material and manufactured within this State must be accompanied by a statement from the proper health officer certifying that the material used was properly disinfected; otherwise the mattresses must not be sold or offered for sale.
RULE 7. All rules regulating the manufacture, transportation, and sale of mattresses shall apply in like manner to pillows, cushions, muff beds, comforts, quilted pads, down quilts, bags containing hair, cotton, down, wool, shoddy wool, cotton linters, or feathers, or any other bedding material.
RULE 8. All mattresses and other articles for bedding, whether made from new or secondhand material, must be carefully labeled as required by law.
Milk-Pasteurization. Pasteurization Plants-Sanitary Regulation-Employees Required to Furnish Health Certificates. (Reg. Milk Regulation Board, Mar. 3, 1920.)
SECTION 1. No person, firm, or corporation shall engage in the process known as "pasteurization of milk" for public sale until a permit has been issued by the dairy and food commissioner. Such permits shall be issued for a period of one year, and may be revoked at any time for cause by the dairy and food commissioner. No milk shall be sold in this State as "pasteurized milk" unless produced according to the following specifications.
SEC. 2. Pasteurization is hereby defined as a process by which milk is rapidly heated to a temperature of not less than 142° F., and not more than 145° F., then maintained between the temperature of 142° and 145° F. for not less than 30 minutes, and then cooled immediately to a temperature of not more than 50° F.
SEC. 3. No permit to operate a pasteurization plant shall be granted by the dairy and food commissioner unless the applicant's pasteurizing apparatus is such that it will properly perform the pasteurizing process prescribed in section 2, and unless the plant conforms to the regulations set forth in the following sections.
SEC. 4. Each pasteurization plant shall be equipped with an automatic recording thermometer and controller which shall regulate and register on a chart and temperature of the milk as it is pasteurized. A duplicate automatic recording thermometer and controller shall be kept in reserve in good repair at all times. Each chart for recording shall be certified to by the dairy and food commissioner before being used, and while in use shall be kept in a locked chamber, and after use shall be preserved for at least six months subject to inspection by the dairy and food commissioner.
SEC. 5. All pasteurization plants shall be so constructed that all rooms in which milk is handled, or in which milk apparatus and milk utensils are washed, shall have dust-proof walls and ceilings. Unless constructed of concrete, smooth brick, or tile, walls and ceilings shall be kept sufficiently painted a light color. The floors shall be water-tight and so graded that all drainage will flow to one or more points of drainage.
SEC. 6. All drains in the pasteurization plant shall be trapped and drained to the satisfaction of the dairy and food commissioner. When not discharged into city sewers, drainage must be drained into cesspools or septic tanks at least 50 feet from the building.
SEC. 7. All rooms in which milk is handled and in which milk apparatus and utensils are washed shall be lighted and ventilated to the satisfaction of the dairy and food commissioner.
SEC. 8. Doors, windows, and ventilators must be screened from May 1 to November 1. Screen doors shall be provided with self-closing devices, and all screens must be maintained in good working condition.
SEC. 9. Toilet and washing facilities to the satisfaction of the dairy and food commissioner, must be provided for the use of employees. Locker rooms
or toilets shall not open directly into any room in which milk or milk utensils are handled.
SEC. 10. No cats, dogs, or other animals shall be permitted in rooms where milk is handled or stored.
SEC. 11. Rooms for pasteurization, cooling, bottling, and storing milk shall not be used for other than dairy purposes.
SEC. 12. An adequate supply of pure water shall be provided.
SEC. 13. All weigh cans, storage vats, mixing vats, and other apparatus shall be constructed of tinned copper, or other material approved by the dairy and food commissioner, and all angle joints shall be smoothly soldered. They shall be provided with smooth-fitting metal covers.
SEC. 14. All milk pipes and pumps shall be of sanitary construction and so arranged that they may be easily opened or taken apart for cleaning. The use of tightly closed elbow joints is prohibited. Water and steam pipes shall be
kept clean and free from dirst and rust.
SEC. 15. Surface coolers unless located in a room used only for cooling milk shall be protected by suitable metal or glass covers.
SEC. 16. Caps for bottles shall be secured in sterilized containers, and be protected from contamination until used, unless milk is pasteurized in bottles.
SEC. 17. The apparatus or device used in bottling milk or capping milk bottles must be so constructed that the milk and caps used in the process will not come in contact with human hands. The apparatus or device shall be subject to the approval of the dairy and food commissioner.
SEC. 18. The building in which milk is handled and the surrounding premises shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
SEC. 19. Suitable facilities shall be provided for washing, sterilizing, and the storage of all apparatus, bottles, cans, and utensils, and they shall be cleaned and sterilized immediately after use. All pasteurizing apparatus shall be resterilized immediately before the pasteurizing process is begun.
SEC. 20. All persons while handling milk shall wear clean washable outer garments. The use of tobacco and spitting are prohibited in any part of the pasteurizing plant.
SEC. 21. Before employment and at least once a year thereafter the proprietor or manager of a pasteurization plant shall require every person employed in the plant who handles milk or milk utensils to secure from a physician, approved by the State commissioner of health, a certificate stating that he is not afflicted with nor suffering from any communicable disease, and a copy of such certificate shall be forwarded to the dairy and food commissioner on blanks provided for the purpose by the dairy and food commissioner. In case of an outbreak of any communicable disease among employees of any pasteurization plant, the person in charge shall immediately notify the local health officer.
SEC. 22. Wherever there is an organized health department with a competent milk inspector the duty and power of enforcing these regulations may be concurrent with the dairy and food commissioner.
Prostitution, Lewdness, and Assignation—Examination and Treatment for Venereal Diseases of Persons Convicted of. (Ch. 65, Act June 21, 1920.)
SECTION 1. That chapter 233, volume 30, Laws of Delaware, be, and the same is hereby, amended by repealing sections 4, 5, and 6 and substituting in lieu thereof the following sections to be known and styled as the respective numbers appear at the beginning of each of said section[s]:
(b) That probation or parole shall be granted or ordered in the case of a person infected with venereal disease only on such terms and conditions as shall insure medical treatment therefor and prevent the spread thereof, and the court may order any convicted defendant to be examined for venereal disease.
School Buildings-Construction or Alteration—Rules Governing, to be Prescribed by State Board of Education. Pupils Health, Physical Welfare, and Physical Inspection-Rules Governing, to be Prescribed by State Board of Education. School Medical Inspectors and School Nurses-Employment. (Ch. 48, Act June 24, 1920.)
SEC. 9. The State board of education shall prescribe rules and regulations for the hygienic, sanitary, and protective construction of school buildings. It is empowered and shall in its discretion condemn for school purposes publicschool buildings that violate these rules and regulations. No contract for erection of a new public-school building or for a material alteration of an old public-school building, costing $300 or more, shall be valid unless the plans and specifications for the same shall have been approved by the State board of education: Provided, That should the city of Wilmington accept the provisions of this act as provided in article 5, section 119 of this chapter, the board of education of said city of Wilmington may make a valid contract for the alteration of an old public-school building or the erection of a new public-school building costing not more than $5,000, without the plans and specifications receiving the approval of the State board of education.
SEC. 10. The State board of education shall prescribe rules and regulations for the protection of the health, physical welfare, and physical inspection of public-school children of the State.
SEC. 35. The State commissioner of education shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, and submit for approval and adoption by the State board of education, rules and regulations for the hygienic, sanitary, and protective construction of school buildings. He is empowered and directed to recommend for condemnation for school use by the State board of education all buildings used for public-school purposes that violate these rules and regulations.