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34 Pa. Code § 56.21. Minimum exits.

MEANS OF EGRESS


§ 56.21. Minimum exits.

 (a)  For buildings with up to and including two stories, a minimum of one exit from each floor kept free from obstructions shall be provided.

 (b)  For buildings, in excess of two stories in height, a minimum of two exits from each floor kept free from obstructions shall be required. At least 50% of required exits shall be exit discharge doors to the outside, stair towers, or ramps.

   (1)  Basements used only for storage or mechanical equipment without permanent occupancy shall have a minimum of two exit access paths except that the Department may permit a single exit access for basements of less than 1,000 square feet used only for storage or mechanical equipment without permanent occupancy.

   (2)  Mezzanine levels shall have a minimum of two exit access paths except that the Department may permit a single exit access from mezzanines less than 1,000 square feet or mezzanines used exclusively for storage or mechanical equipment without a permanent occupancy.



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