Maintain exit routes during construction and repair.

You must:
• Have enough exit routes that comply with these rules before letting your employees occupy a workplace under new construction.
• Make sure that employees do not occupy an existing workplace unless:
– All exits and existing fire protection are maintained; or
– Alternate fire protection is provided that ensures an equivalent level of safety.
• Make sure that flammable or explosive materials used during construction or repair do not expose employees to additional hazards or prevent emergency escape.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-800-31065, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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