Section 935.40  Camp Sites


a)         Camp Location.  Camp sites shall be well drained, free of weeds, insects and obnoxious odors and also free from depressions in which water may stand. Housing units shall not be located within 200 feet of swamps, sinks holes, or other surface collections of water unless mosquito control measures are undertaken.  The site location shall not create hazardous traffic conditions. Each site shall be of a size to permit the spacing of buildings and vehicles to minimize fire hazards as required by Section 935.100(a).  All housing units and areas where food is prepared or served shall be located at least 500 feet from livestock areas.  (B)


b)         Maintenance of Camps.  The camp shall be kept free of debris, tall vegetation, and abandoned equipment.  (C)


c)         Housing Units.


1)         All structures intended for occupancy shall be structurally sound, maintained to support the wind and snow loads and shall be waterproof. (A)


2)         All floors shall be of an impervious non-absorbent material that can be cleaned.  The top of wooden floors shall be at least 12 inches above the ground level, except for structures occupied prior to April 3, 1980.  (C)


3)         All walls and ceilings shall have a smooth finish that can be cleaned with soap and water.  Any area subject to splash shall be made of an impervious material.  Exposed studs and rafters are acceptable only for housing units occupied prior to January 1, 1990.  All habitable rooms shall have a minimum 7 foot high ceiling.  (C)


4)         Each room used for sleeping purposes shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space per occupant except that camps occupied prior to April 3, 1980 shall have at least 40 square feet per person if bunk beds are used.  A minimum of 100 square feet per person shall be provided in combined cooking and sleeping rooms except that a minimum of 60 square feet per person shall be provided for those camps occupied prior to April 3, 1980.  (B)


5)         All rooms except toilet rooms and kitchens shall be provided with windows, the total area of which shall be not less than one-tenth of the floor area.  At least one-half of each window shall be so constructed that it can be opened for purposes of ventilation.  Rooms without openable windows must have mechanical ventilation capable of producing a change of air every 30 minutes.  (C)


6)         All exterior openings shall be screened with 16-mesh material.  All screen doors shall be equipped with self-closing devices.  (C)


7)         Beds, cots, or bunks, and suitable storage facilities such as wall lockers, closets or dressers for clothing and personal articles shall be provided in every room used for sleeping purposes.  Six inches of clearance shall be provided between the floor and the bottom of all springs or mattresses.  The minimum clear space between the lower and upper bunk shall be at least 27 inches.  Triple-deck bunks are prohibited.  For structures initially occupied after April 3, 1980, there shall be 36 inch separation between single beds and 48 inch separation between sets of bunk beds.  (C)


8)         Separate quarters shall be provided for each sex except in the case of family living quarters.  A partitioned sleeping area for the husband and wife shall be enclosed from floor to a height of at least six feet, with a gap not to exceed 4 inches at the floor being allowable.  The entrance to the sleeping quarters shall be equipped with a curtain or door.  (C)


9)         The housing units shall be kept free of animal or insect vectors or pests. (B)


d)         Bedding.


1)         The licensee shall be responsible for maintaining all bedding that is provided by the licensee in a clean and sanitary condition.  (C)


2)         Sheets and pillow cases, when provided, shall be laundered at least once each week and before use by each new worker.  (C)


3)         Blankets, when provided, shall be washed as often as necessary to maintain cleanliness, and at least annually.  (C)


4)         Mattresses shall be provided and shall be covered with removable covers which shall be washed before use by each new worker.  If mattresses and pillows cannot be cleaned, they shall be discarded.  (C)


5)         If mattress bags are provided, they shall be washed at least once each operating season and before use by each new worker.  The mattress filling shall be changed at the time the bags are washed.  (C)


(Source:  Amended at 21 Ill. Reg. 9484, effective July 1, 1997)