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WAC 388-107-0950

SafetyHandrails.

The facility must:
(1) Provide handrails on each side of all corridors and stairwells accessible to residents and ensure that:
(a) Ends of handrails are returned to the walls;
(b) Handrails are mounted thirty to thirty-four inches above the floor; and
(c) Handrails terminate not more than six inches from a door.
(2) Equip stairways with more than one riser and ramps with slopes greater than one in twenty with handrails on both sides. Ensure that ends of handrails are designed in a manner that eliminates a hooking hazard.
(3) Must maintain nonskid surfaces on all stairways and ramps used by residents.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0950, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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