15a ncac 18a .3326 LIGHTING AND THERMAL ENVIRONMENT

(a) All rooms and enclosed areas shall be well lighted by natural or artificial means. Lighting shall be capable of illumination to at least 50 foot‑candles at food preparation work surfaces. At least 10 foot-candles of light, at 30 inches above the floor, shall be provided in all other areas, including storage rooms. Light fixtures in all areas shall be kept clean and in good repair. Completely shielded bulbs or shatterproof bulbs shall be used in food preparation, storage, and serving areas.

(b) All rooms used by participants shall be heated, cooled, and ventilated to maintain a temperature between 65F (19C) and 85F (30C). Ventilation may be in the form of operable windows which are screened or by means of mechanical ventilation to the outside. Windows and window treatments shall be kept clean and in good repair. All ventilation equipment, including heating and cooling vents, fans, and all special ventilation equipment which is required for kitchens and toilet rooms, shall be kept clean and in good repair.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-285;

Eff. August 1, 2002.