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affected by this Act, shall be subject to the following rules, regulations and requirements :

floors

All rooms in which fruits, vegetables, or by-products Character of thereof, are packed and preserved, and in which manufacturing is actually carried on, shall be provided with smooth, water-tight floors which can be properly cleaned.

Adequately equipped wash 'stations and places where Wash stations employees may change their clothing and hang the clothes not in use, shall be provided for male and female employees. These wash stations shall be provided with sufficient water, soap and sanitary towels.

Separate toilet rooms shall be maintained for male Separate and female employees.

rooms for sexes

Living quarters, if provided by the canner, shall have Quarters water-proof roofs and tight board floors,and shall be provided with ample light and ventilation, and provision shall be made therein for the proper separation and privacy of sexes.

Adequate drainage shall be provided to lead all waste Drainage liquids outside and away from the buildings.

All machinery used shall be kept in a clean and sani- Machinery tary condition by the use of steam or water, and also all floors and toilet rooms shall be kept in a sanitary condition.

ter to collect

No litter, drainage or waste matter of any kind shall No waste matbe allowed to collect in or around the buildings, and the surroundings shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. Occupants of living quarters provided by the canner shall be required to keep the same in a clean and sanitary condition.

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Rules governing employees

Employees in factories affected by the provisions of this Act shall be subject to the following rules, regulations and requirements:

No smoking or Employees are prohibited from smoking or spitting spitting

in any room in the cannery where foods are being prepared for canning.

and caps

Aprons, dresses

Female employees who work where foods are being prepared for canning shall wear clean aprons or dresses made of washable fabrics and shall also wear clean, washable caps over the hair.

Infected wounds

Employees with infected wounds in the hands or arms are prohibited from handling food products, or the containers in which they are placed, before such containers are sealed or capped. Clean cuts, which are not infected shall be covered with rubber cots securely fastened.

Inspector to have printed abstract of the law

To post same

Section 6. The “Cannery Inspector” shall have prepared and printed, abstracts of this law, and shall furnish every person, firm or corporation in this State, affected by this Act, with a reasonable number of printed abstracts, and such printed abstracts shall be posted in at least five conspicuous places in each factory affected hy this Act, and they shall be kept posted in plain view so that they can be easily read by the employees. If persons are employed who do not understand the English language, suitable translations, or so much of the law as affects the employees, shall also be posted in languages with which they are familiar, and such translations shall be furnished by the said “Cannery Inspector” upon application by the owner.

Translation into other languages

Violations of Act to be prosecuted

Section 7. Whenever any person, firm or corporation shall violate any of the provisions of this Act the said "('annery Inspector” shall cause the person, firm or

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corporation so violating to be prosecuted in the Court of General Sessions of the County where the offense is committed; provided, however, that in any such case the Attorney General, in his discretion, may, instead of prosecuting such person, firm or corporation, cause an order to be served on such person, firm or corporation, commanding him or it to discontinue or abate such violation, or to make such improvements as may be necessary to abate such violation, within a reasonable time to be fixed by the said Attorney General and stated in said order. may be warned Such order shall be in writing, and the person receiving discontinue such order shall have the right to be heard, either in person or by attorney, by the Attorney General.

At discretion of Attorney

violation

When any person, firm or corporation shall violate Refusal to any of the provisions of this Act, or shall refuse to com- this Actor ply with any orders duly made in writing, as provided for in this Section, each day upon which such violation occurs shall be deemed to constitute a distinct and separate violation, and each day elapsing after the expiration of the time limit fixed for the compliance with the said order in writing shall be deemed to constitute a distinct and separate offense.

Section 8. Any person, firm or corporation who vio- Penalty for lates any of the provisions of this Act, or refuses, neg-ders of Attorlects or fails to comply with the provisions and requirements hereof, or who fails to comply with any lawful order or requirements of the Attorney General, duly made in writing as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof in the Court of General Sessions of the State of Delaware, shall, for the first offense be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars; for the second offense not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars and for the third offense not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars.

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On third

Court

If any person, firm or corporation engaged in the canto be closed by ning business within the provisions of this Act, shall be

convicted a third time for any violation of this Act, the Court of General Sessions is hereby authorized and empowered to close the factory in which such third offense is committed, and the person, firm or corporation convicted as aforesaid, may be prohibited from engaging in the canning business within the provisions of this Act until the further order of the said Court of General Sessions.

Powers of Can. nery Inspector

Section 9. That the “Cannery Inspector” provided for in this Act, be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to enter upon the premises of any factory in this State engaged in the business herein set forth; for the purpose of inspecting and enforcing the provisions of this Act, and any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business aforesaid, refusing access to the said officer, or in any way interfering with said officer in the exercise of his duties shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof in the Court of General Sessions, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars for each offense. In default of the payment of any fine that may be imposed under the provisions of this Act, imprisonment may be imposed, for a term, in the discretion of the Court, in lieu thereof.

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Section 10. That the annual salary of the “Cannery Inspector" shall be One Thousand Dollars, payable in quarterly installments of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars each. There shall also be allowed to the “Cannery Inspector” for contingent expenses the sum of Two Flundred and Fifty Dollars, to be paid to him in like quarterly installments. The salary and contingeni expenses aforesaid shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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Section 11. That the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated annually out of any moneys in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.

Section 12. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a Public Act.

Approved March 19, A. D. 1913.

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