At our facility, anyone moving through Production is required to wear a Hi-Vis vest.
My SQF question: Are individuals required to remove their vest prior to entering or using toilet rooms? Section 220.127.116.11 notes that toilet rooms shall be "Located inside or nearby areas for storing protective clothing, outer garments, and other items while using the facilities", though it doesn't specifically state that such clothing or garments are required to be removed. Seems a bit subjective and/or open to interpretation. Is there a section that I'm missing?
Thoughts and or experiences greatly appreciated!
Toilet rooms shall be:
i. Designed and constructed so that they are accessible to staff and separate from any processing and food handling operations;
ii. Accessed from the processing area via an airlock vented to the exterior or through an adjoining room;
iii. Sufficient in number for the maximum number of staff;
iv. Constructed so that they can be easily cleaned and maintained;
v. Located inside or nearby areas for storing protective clothing, outer garments, and other items while using the facilities; and
vi. Kept clean and tidy.
Tools/equipment used for cleaning toilet rooms shall not be used to clean processing areas.