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(1) A school must comply with the following cleaning and maintenance requirements:

(a) Daily cleaning and maintenance services must be provided whenever the school is in use.

(b) Each janitor room must be kept clean, ventilated, lockable, and free from odors.

(c) Soiled mop heads must be changed frequently, using laundered replacements.

(d) Toilets, lavatories, and showers must not be used for washing and rinsing of mops, brooms, brushes, or any other cleaning device.

(e) Cleaners used in cleaning showers, lavatories, urinals, toilet bowls, toilet seats, and floors must contain fungicides or germicides.

(f) Deodorizers and odor-masking agents must not be used.

(g) Toilet bowl brushes, mops and sponges must be used only for cleaning toilet bowls and urinals and must be stored separately from other cleaning devices. Cleaning devices used for lavatories and showers may not be used for any other purposes.

(h) Dry dust mops and dry dust cloths for cleaning purposes are prohibited, except for use on gymnasium floors. Only treated mops, wet mops, treated cloths, moist cloths or other means approved by the department or health authority which will not spread soil from one place to another may be used for dusting and cleaning, with the exception of gymnasium floors.

(i) All furnishings, fixtures, floors, walls, and ceilings must be clean and in good repair.

(j) Cleaning compounds and pesticides must be stored, used, and disposed of in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

(k) Safety data sheets must be kept with all cleaning supplies in the area where the cleaning supplies are located.

(l) As current non-green cleaning supplies are depleted it is recommended that they are replaced with cleaning products that are "Green Products."

(m) All cleaning supplies need to have an EPA registration number, a "use by" reading letter, be stored with approved ventilation, and out of the reach of students.

(n) There must be an approved district policy on how to safely clean up vomit, blood, and fecal matter including diarrhea. Cleaning supplies used for vomit, blood, and fecal matter must be disposed of per approved district policy.

(o) Whenever therapeutic whirlpools are used, they must be constructed and maintained for easy cleaning. Whirlpools must be drained and sanitized after each use. Individuals with open sores or infections are prohibited from using therapeutic whirlpools.


History: 50-1-206, MCA; IMP, 50-1-203, 50-1-206, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 546, Eff. 4/11/86; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 47, Eff. 1/18/20.

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