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

You must:
• Make sure each exit is a permanent part of the workplace.
• Make sure an exit route has only those openings necessary to permit access to, or exit from, occupied areas of the workplace.
• Make sure any opening into an exit through a fire wall is protected by a self-closing fire door that remains closed.
• Make sure each fire door, its frame, and its hardware is listed or approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
• Make sure construction materials, used to separate an exit route, have at least:
– One-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects three stories or less.
– Two-hour fire resistance rating if the exit connects four stories or more.
• 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, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-31015, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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