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Your responsibility:
To provide and maintain emergency exit routes and to install and maintain adequate employee alarm systems.
An employer who demonstrates compliance with the exit route provisions of NFPA 101-2009, the Life Safety Code, will be in compliance with the corresponding requirements of this section.
You must meet the requirements …
in this section:
Exit routes
Provide an adequate number of exit routes
Make sure that exit routes are large enough
Make sure that exit routes meet their specific design and construction requirements
Make sure that each exit route leads outside
Provide unobstructed access to exit routes
Exit doors must be readily opened from the inside
Use side-hinged doors to connect rooms to exit routes
Provide outdoor exit routes that meet these requirements
Minimize danger to employees while they are using emergency exit routes
Mark exits adequately
Provide adequate lighting for exit routes and signs
Maintain the fire retardant properties of paints or other coatings
Maintain emergency safeguards
Maintain exit routes during construction and repair
Provide doors in freezer or refrigerated rooms that open from the inside
Install and maintain an appropriate employee alarm system
Establish procedures for sounding emergency alarms
Test the employee alarm system
This rule does not apply to vehicles, vessels, or other mobile structures.
The introduction has important information about building, electrical and fire codes that may apply to you in addition to WISHA rules. See "How do the WISHA rules relate to building, fire, and electrical codes" in the introduction section of this book.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-310, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060 and chapter 49.17 RCW. WSR 12-24-071, § 296-800-310, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 08-18-056, § 296-800-310, filed 9/2/08, effective 11/2/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-23-060, § 296-800-310, filed 11/20/01, effective 12/1/01; WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-310, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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