TITLE 8
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS
CHAPTER 4, SUBCHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 2,
SECTIONS 3219 AND 3225(a)
EXIT MAINTENANCE AND ACCESS


Amend Section 3219 to read:

§ 3219. Maintenance of Exits Fire Protection Equipment, Materials and Assemblies.

(a) Every required exit shall be maintained free of all obstructions or impediment to full instant use in case of fire or other emergency.

(b) All fire protection equipment, materials, and assemblies, where required, shall be maintained in proper operating condition, and such periodic inspections and tests shall be made to assure this.

Note: for further guidance see applicable NFPA Pamphlets Title 19, California Code of Regulations.

Note: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Amend Section 3225 to read as follows:

§ 3225. Access to Exits.

(a) Exits shall be so located and arranged that they are readily accessible at all times.

(1) Every required exit shall be maintained free of all obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emergency.

(2) Where exits are not immediately accessible from an open floor area, safe and continuous passageways, aisles, or corridors leading directly to every exit and so arranged as to provide convenient access for each occupant to at least two exits by separate ways of travel shall be maintained, except as a single exit or limited dead ends are permitted by other provisions of these regulations.

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Note: Authority and reference cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code.