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Make sure that floors are safe.

You must:
• Make sure that floors including their parts and structural members are safe.
• Make sure floors are of substantial construction and kept in good repair. This includes floors of:
– Buildings
– Platforms
– Walks and driveways
– Storage yards
– Docks
• Make sure that structures are designed, constructed, and maintained to provide a safety factor of 4 times the imposed maximum strain.
– If you notice bowing, cracking, or other indications of excessive strain on a structure, you must take action to make sure it is safe.
Note:
This rule applies to all buildings or those that have had complete or major changes or repairs built after 5/7/74.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-27010, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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