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OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance

OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance

OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance


I have a rooftop platform which has steel posts going down to the roof (kind of a scaffold). The platform is over some bulkhead doors. I am trying to figure out the post locations and some of the posts are going to go right beside the door swing (It will not block the full door swing in any way). I was trying to figure out if OSHA has any clearance minimum regarding these type of situations but was unable to find something. Can someone please redirect me to the appropriate code if there is something for this situation.


RE: OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance

I don't know of any OSHA-related requirements for pull-side or push-side clearances around doors, but the building code definitely has clearances for accessibility.

It depends on several factors, but it's basically 12" on the push side and 18" on the pull side for a straight on approach.

RE: OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance

JLNJ can you please send me the link of the reference. Thanks.

RE: OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance

I think the reference JLNJ is quoting is from ICC A117.1-2017, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, section 404. There is a table and several figures which identify the clearances needed at a door for accessible routes. ADA requirements shouldn't apply on a rooftop. OSHA has a section 1910.25(b)(5) which states that when a door opens directly on a stairway a platform must be provided and the door swing cannot reduce the platform depth to less than 22 inches. But that doesn't sound like it applies in your case; so I think your current design should be okay.

All I know is P/A and Mc/I

RE: OSHA NYC Rooftop Door-Post clearance


The above link has the door clearance info you might need. Bagman may be correct in that these clearances might not apply to your situation, depending on the occupancy.

Areas deemed strictly for maintenance are not normally considered "accessible" routes, though I have had colleagues fight and lose that argument with local yokel code officials.

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