N.Y. Labor Law Section 297
Unclean factories


If the commissioner finds evidence of contagious disease in a factory, he shall affix to the articles therein exposed to contagion a label containing the word “unclean” and shall notify the local department or board of health, which after disinfecting the articles may remove such label.


If the commissioner finds that the factory or work room therein is unsanitary, the commissioner may, upon filing in his office a written order stating the reasons therefor, affix to any articles therein a label containing the word “unclean.” Such label shall be removed only by an authorized representative of the commissioner and not until such articles are removed from the factory and cleaned, or until the factory or work room is made sanitary.

Source: Section 297 — Unclean factories, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LAB/297 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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