Provide a separate lunchroom if employees are exposed to toxic substances if they are allowed to eat and drink on the job site.
(1) You must provide a lunchroom separate from the work area if employees are exposed to toxic substances.
(2) You must use Table 2 to determine the required square footage in your lunchroom based on the number of employees using the room at any one time.
Maximum Number of Employees Using Lunchroom at One Time
Number of Persons
Square Feet per Person
25 and less
150 and over
You do not have to provide a separate lunchroom if it is convenient for employees to leave the workplace to eat and drink.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, and 49.17.060
. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-23060, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18; WSR 03-18-090, § 296-800-23060, filed 9/2/03, effective 11/1/03.]