Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]
2.—DEFECTS FOUND IN FACTORIES, ETC.
|Particulars.||Number of Defects.||Number of cases in which prosecutions were instituted|
|Found.||Remedied.||Referred to H.M. Inspector.||Referred By H.M. Inspector|
|Want of cleanliness||59||56||-||4||-|
|Ineffective drainage of floors||5||5||—||—||—|
|unsuitable or defective||70||64||—||31||—|
|not separate for sexes||3||3||—||-||—|
NUMBER AND TRADES OF OUTWORKERS NOTIFIED
Wearing apparel, making Lampshades 2
of 320 Furniture & Upholstery 1
Artificial Flowers 3 Paper bags 30
Boxes 16 Brush making 10
Stuffed toys 14 Christmas crackers 1
Hand-washing at Public Lavatories.
This matter received consideration by your Council, with particular
reference to persons handling foodstuffs.
It was agreed in principle, that free facilities be given not only
to food handlers but to all members of the public, in an endeavour
to focus attention on this very important matter.
The facilities provided at public lavatories, include the use of
liquid soap and paper towels.