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WAC 296-800-31015

Make sure that exit routes meet their specific design and construction requirements.

(1) You must
make sure each exit is a permanent part of the workplace.
(2) You must make sure an exit route has only those openings necessary to permit access to, or exit from, occupied areas of the workplace.
(3) You must make sure any opening into an exit through a fire wall is protected by a self-closing fire door that remains closed.
(4) You must make sure each fire door, its frame, and its hardware is listed or approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
(5) You must make sure construction materials, used to separate an exit route, have at least:
(a) One-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects three stories or less.
(b) Two-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects four stories or more.
(6) You must make sure employees are provided with stairs or a ramp, if the exit route is not substantially level.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 18-22-116, § 296-800-31015, filed 11/6/18, effective 12/7/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-31015, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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