OAR 414-350-0160

(1) Water Supply:
(a) The home’s water supply shall be continuous in quantity and from a water supply system approved by the Department of Human Services;
(b) If drinking water is from a private source, the provider shall provide evidence of bacterial and chemical analysis which establish safety of the water;
(c) The tests shall be conducted by the local health department, the Department of Human Services, or an approved commercial laboratory;
(d) The bacterial analysis shall be done quarterly;
(e) The chemical analysis shall be done only once for a well and yearly for other water sources;
(f) The provider shall have drinking water available to children that is supplied in a safe and sanitary manner. Drinking water for preparing food, infant formula, drinking or cooking shall not be obtained from bathroom sinks or diaper changing sinks.
(2) Hand Washing:
(a) Caregivers and children shall wash their hands with soap and warm running water after nose wiping, after using the toilet, and before and after eating;
(b) Caregivers shall wash their hands with soap and warm running water before and after changing a diaper, before and after feeding a child or handling food, and after assisting a child with toileting and nose wiping;
(c) Infants’ and children’s hands shall be washed with soap and warm running water after diaper changing;
(d) Staff shall immediately and thoroughly wash their hands after handling animals or cleaning cages;
(e) Commercial products labeled “hand sanitizers” shall not replace hand washing. If hand sanitizers are present in the home, they shall be kept under child-proof lock and shall not be used by children;
(f) When hand washing is not possible, e.g., on field trips or the neighborhood park, moist towelettes shall be used.
(3) Maintenance:
(a) The building, toys, equipment, and furniture shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary, and hazard-free condition:
(A) Kitchen and bathrooms shall be cleaned when soiled and at least daily;
(B) Floors, walls, ceilings, and fixtures of all rooms shall be kept clean and in good repair;
(C) All kitchen counters, shelves, tables, refrigeration equipment, sinks, drain boards, cutting boards, and other equipment or utensils used for food preparation shall be kept clean and in good repair;
(D) All food storage areas shall be kept clean and free of food particles, dust, dirt and other materials;
(E) Cloths, both single use and multiple use, used for wiping food spills on utensils and food-contact surfaces shall be kept clean and used for no other purpose. Cloths that are reused shall be stored in a sanitizing solution between uses.
(F) The isolation area shall be thoroughly cleaned after use and all bedding laundered after each use;
(G) A diaper-changing table shall:
(i) Have a surface that is non-absorbent and easily cleaned;
(ii) Be cleaned and sanitized after each use;
(iii) Not be used for any purposes other than diapering, including food or drink preparation or storage, dish washing, storage of food service utensils, arts and crafts supplies or products, etc.; and
(iv) Comply with the requirements for diaper changing area specified in OAR 414-350-0235 (Infant and Toddler Furniture and Equipment)(2)(b).
(H) Bathtubs, showers, sinks, bathinettes, or other receptacles used for bathing children shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use and shall not be used to obtain water for preparing food, infant formula, drinking or cooking.
(I) Bedding shall be cleaned when soiled, with change of occupant, or at least once a week.
(b) Tableware, kitchenware (pots, pans and equipment), and food-contact surfaces of equipment shall be washed, rinsed, sanitized, and air-dried after each use. The cleaning and sanitizing of tableware and kitchenware shall be accomplished by using:
(A) A dishwasher that is operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions; or
(B) A three-step manual process as follows:
(i) Washing in the first compartment;
(ii) Rinsing in a second compartment; and
(iii) Immersion in a third compartment or large dishpan or tub for at least two minutes in a sanitizing solution containing at least 2 teaspoons of household chlorine bleach in each gallon of warm water.
(c) A sink used for diapering or bathing activities shall not be used for any part of preparing food, infant formula, drinking, cooking or dish washing.
(d) Soap, paper towels dispensed in a sanitary manner, and mixing faucets with hot and cold running water shall be provided at each hand washing sink.
(e) The home and grounds shall be kept clean and free of litter or rubbish and unused or inoperable equipment, utensils, and vehicles.
(f) All garbage, solid waste, and refuse shall be disposed of at least once a week.
(A) All garbage shall be kept in watertight, non-absorbent, and easily washable containers with close-fitting lids;
(B) All garbage storage areas and garbage containers shall be kept clean; and
(C) All garbage storage shall be inaccessible to children.
(g) Bio-contaminants including, but not limited to bodily fluids and blood shall be disposed of in a manner that prevents exposure to children.
(4) Insect and Rodent Control:
(a) The home shall be in such condition as to prevent the infestation of rodents and insects.
(b) Doors and windows which are opened for ventilation shall be equipped with fine-meshed screens.
(c) Automatic insecticide dispensers, vaporizers, or fumigants shall not be used.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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