(2) For the purposes of
(3) All classroom lighting shall be constructed to minimize direct glare.
(g) All light fixtures located in student areas shall be shielded to protect the students from injury due to bulb breakage.
(h) The exterior windows in classrooms shall be equipped with blinds, window shades of translucent material, or other approved means to control natural light.
(i) In student areas, windows having sills thirty (30) inches or less from the floor shall be provided with approved safety glass or with protective devices installed on the interior of the room.
(j) All portions of school buildings or parts thereof used for school purposes shall be provided with natural ventilation by means of operable exterior windows with an area of not less than one-twentieth (1/20) of the total floor area or shall be provided with a mechanically operated ventilating system. The mechanically operated ventilating system shall supply a minimum of five (5) cubic feet per minute of outside air, with a total circulation of not less than fifteen (15) cubic feet per minute per occupant in all portions of the building. Each such ventilating system shall be kept continuously in operation whenever a room it serves is occupied.
(1) Ventilation shall be sufficient to provide adequate oxygen and a character of freshness in the air and to remove exhaled air and undesirable odors during periods of student occupancy.
(2) Assembly rooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums, dressing rooms, interior restrooms, laboratories, shops, and other areas where toxic or otherwise objectionable odors are produced shall be mechanically exhausted to the outside.
(k) All school buildings or parts
(1) Heating facilities shall be capable of and shall be operated to maintain a temperature during periods of student occupancy not less than sixty-eight (68)
(2) Heating facilities shall be constructed in such a manner that drafts and uneven heating are minimized.
(3) Pipes, ducts, and radiators containing steam or hot water and located in student areas shall be shielded to protect occupants from injury.
(4) Heating facilities shall be constructed, operated, and maintained for the efficient consumption and utilization of energy.
(l) Where provided, air-conditioning systems shall be capable of and shall be operated to maintain a temperature not to exceed seventy-eight (78)
(m) The building electrical systems shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Indiana electrical rules
(1) The building electrical systems shall be:
(A) sufficient to meet peak electrical demands; and
(B) maintained for the efficient consumption and utilization of energy.
(2) Classrooms shall be provided with electrical receptacles, located as required for connection of semipermanent or often used equipment.
(3) All electrical receptacles and switches accessible to the students shall be shielded to prevent accidental shock. All electrical wiring accessible to the students shall be protected to prevent electric shock.
(4) In all restrooms and shower/locker rooms constructed after the effective date of
(n) All furniture and equipment used in any school building or a part of a building used for school purposes shall be durable and easily cleanable, with rounded corners and edges, and otherwise protected to ensure safety. Heights of furniture and equipment shall be based on the size of students using them.
(o) All primary and secondary school buildings or parts thereof used for school purposes shall provide storage for the clothing and belongings of each student. Lockers, hanger bars, or hooks shall be provided at the ratio of one (1) for each student. Heights of lockers, hanger bars, hooks, and shelves shall be based on the size of students using them. Where provided, lockers shall
(p) Drinking water facilities shall be provided in all school buildings or parts thereof used for school purposes.
(1) The temperature of the water supplied for drinking purposes shall not be lower than forty (40)
(2) Drinking water facilities shall be provided at the ratio of one (1) for each seventy-five (75) students or fraction thereof.
(3) Drinking water facilities shall be:
(A) constructed of impervious, easily cleanable materials; and
(B) kept clean and in a good state of repair.
Heights of drinking water facilities shall be based on the size of students using them.
(4) Drinking water facilities shall not be located in toilet rooms.
(5) Drinking fountains, where provided, shall be convenient to primary rooms, gymnasiums, playgrounds, and shops, but may be located to serve the greatest number of students. At least one (1) conveniently located drinking fountain shall be provided on each floor having classrooms.
(6) Drinking fountains, where provided, shall have a sanitary type guarded angle-stream jet head and an adjustable flow regulator. The outlet shall not be below the flood rim of the fixture.
(q) Service sinks or similar facilities shall be provided in all school buildings or parts thereof used for school purposes.
(1) There shall be provided a minimum of one (1) service sink or similar facility on each floor of the building, located near the storage space for cleaning equipment.
(2) Both hot and cold running water under pressure shall be available at each service sink.
(3) All service sinks or similar facilities shall be protected against back-siphonage.
(r) Provisions shall be made in all schools so that health examinations, screening tests, and first-aid service can be conducted to protect the health and safety of the students.
(1) Space shall be provided for one (1) cot for each three hundred (300) students in the school. Cots shall be:
(A) constructed of cleanable material; and
(B) disinfected after each use.
Linens, pillows, and blankets, where provided, shall be washed after each use and stored in a manner to prevent contamination.
(2) As a minimum, a first aid kit consisting of:
(A) forty-eight (48) one (1) inch by three (3) inch plastic adhesive bandages;
(B) ten (10) ammonia inhalants;
(C) twenty (20) PVP swabs;
(D) four (4) two (2) inch offset bandages;
(E) one (1) forty (40) inch triangular bandage;
(F) six (6) one-eighth (1/8) ounce burn ointments;
(G) one (1) four (4) inch offset bandage;
(H) one (1) one (1) ounce eye wash;
(I) ten (10) stingkill swabs;
(J) one (1) cold
(K) eight (8) knucklebands;
shall be provided in a readily accessible location.
(3) Restroom and handwashing facilities shall be located convenient to the cot space.
(s) Each school building or parts thereof used for school purposes shall be provided with restroom and sanitary facilities. Restrooms and sanitary facilities shall be kept in a clean condition, in good repair, well lighted, and adequately ventilated. In cases where privies are provided, they shall be of the sanitary vault-type, constructed and operated in compliance with the standards of the state board.
(1) There shall be separate, readily accessible general-student-use restrooms for each sex. Restrooms shall not be more than two hundred (200) feet travel distance from any classroom for which they are provided. In all school buildings constructed or first utilized after the effective date of
(2) Separate shower/locker rooms shall be provided for each sex using a gymnasium.
(3) Separate restrooms shall be provided for school staff or a locked compartment in both boys' and girls' restrooms shall be provided for the staff.
(4) Restrooms shall be equipped with lavatories or other satisfactory handwashing facilities, or such equipment shall be installed in an adjacent room through which the users must pass upon egress from the restroom. In cases where privies are provided, handwashing facilities shall be provided at a location through which the users must pass upon reentering the school building.
(5) Restroom and shower/locker room entrances shall be screened to make the interior of the room hidden from the exterior.
(6) All restroom and shower/locker room floors shall be of smooth, nonporous materials. Walls and ceilings shall be of materials presenting a smooth, nonabsorbent, easily cleaned surface.
(7) All shower/locker rooms and interior restrooms shall be provided with mechanical exhaust ventilation.
(8) All exterior door openings and operable windows of restrooms and shower/locker rooms shall be fly-proof and tight-fitting.
(9) Toilet fixtures, lavatories, and shower heads shall be provided for each sex in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Indiana plumbing rules
(10) Interior toilet fixtures shall be of the water-flushed type. Multiple seat toilets or makeshift trough arrangements shall not be provided even though they may be equipped for water flushing. All toilet fixtures shall be protected against back-siphonage.
(11) Every water closet shall have an elongated bowl with open-front seat and shall be made of impervious material. All water closets shall be partitioned as necessary to provide individual stalls. Stall partitions shall extend to a height of not less than five and one-half (5 1/2) feet from the floor and the bottom shall not be more than one (1) foot above the floor. Partitions shall be of smooth surface, impervious, easily cleanable material; wood surfaces are not acceptable. An adequate supply of toilet paper shall be provided in a dispenser at each water closet or privy.
(12) Covered disposal facilities shall be provided in the restrooms for junior high school age girls and above and in the restrooms for female staff.
(13) An adequate supply of soap and individual sanitary towels in dispensers, or other approved hand-drying devices, shall be provided convenient to all handwashing facilities. Common towels are not acceptable. If individual sanitary towels are provided, a suitable container for used towels shall also be provided.
(14) Where showers are provided, the nozzles shall be of the slanting spray-type.
(15) Body washing facilities shall be supplied with hot and cold water, under pressure. Hot water provided for body washing and handwashing facilities shall be maintained between one hundred five (105)
(16) As a minimum, an adequate supply of cold water, under pressure, shall be provided at all handwashing facilities. Each handwashing facility provided with hot water shall have either a mixing-type faucet or an automatic mixing device.
(t) All student housing and dormitories, where provided by the school, shall be kept in good repair and shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition.(Indiana State Department of Health;
(1) Sleeping rooms shall be sized to provide an area of not less than fifty (50) square feet per student. Separate sleeping areas shall be provided for each sex.
(2) Separate restroom and sanitary facilities shall be provided for each sex. Restroom and sanitary facilities shall comply with applicable sections of
(3) Food services and related facilities shall comply with applicable sections of
LSA Document #11-319(F)
Notice of Intent:
Hearing Held: September 23, 2011
Approved by Attorney General: December 13, 2011
Approved by Governor: December 16, 2011
Filed with Publisher: December 20, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Documents Incorporated by Reference: None Received by Publisher
Small Business Regulatory Coordinator: Kimberly Crawford, Staff Attorney, Indiana State Department of Health, 2 North Meridian Street, 3H-99, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 233-7874, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 01/18/2012 by Legislative Services Agency
Composed: Nov 27,2015 6:49:31AM EST
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