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Nose or nosing. The part of a tread projecting beyond the face of the riser immediately below.
Open riser. The air space between the treads of stairways without risers.
Platform. An extended step or landing breaking a continuous run of stairs.
Railing. A vertical barrier erected along exposed sides of stairways and platforms to prevent people from falling. The top part of the railing usually serves as a handrail.
Rise. The vertical distance from the top of a tread to the top of the next higher tread.
Riser. The upright part of a step at the back of a lower tread and near the leading edge of the next higher tread.
Stairs or stairway. A series of steps. A series of steps and landings having three or more risers constitutes stairs or a stairway.
Tread. The horizontal part of a step.
Tread run. The horizontal distance from the leading edge of a tread to the leading edge of an adjacent tread.
Tread width. The horizontal distance from front to back of tread, including nosing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050 and 49.17.060. WSR 21-04-128, § 296-307-26006, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/8/21. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-26006, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-26006, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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