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Exit Doors Checklist

____ Are doors which are required to serve as exits designed and constructed so that the way of exit travel is obvious and direct?

____ Are windows (which could be mistaken for exit doors) made inaccessible by barriers or railing?

____ Are exit doors able to open from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or any special knowledge or effort?

____ Is a revolving, sliding, or overhead door prohibited from serving as a required exit door?

____ When panic hardware is installed on a required exit door, will it allow the door to open by applying a force of 15 pounds or less in the direction of the exit traffic?

____ Are doors on cold-storage rooms provided with an inside release mechanism which will release the latch and open the door even if it is padlocked or otherwise locked on the outside?

____ When exit doors open directly onto any street, alley, or other areas where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping directly into the path of traffic?

____ Are doors that swing in both directions and are located between rooms where there is frequent traffic, provided with viewing panels in each door?