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Egress doorways in any work area shall comply with Sections 804.5.1 through 804.5.5.
804.5.1 Two Egress Doorways Required
Work areas shall be provided with two egress doorways in accordance with the requirements of Sections 804.5.1.1 and 804.5.1.2.
804.5.1.1 Occupant Load and Travel Distance
In any work area, all rooms and spaces having an occupant load greater than 50 or in which the travel distance to an exit exceeds 75 feet (22 860 mm) shall have not fewer than two egress doorways.
Exceptions:
  1. Storage rooms having a maximum occupant load of 10.
  2. Where the work area is served by a single exit in accordance with Section 804.4.1.1.
804.5.1.2 Group I-2
In Group I-2, Condition 2 work areas that include altered care suites shall comply with Sections 407.4.4 through 407.4.4.6.2 of the International Building Code.
804.5.2 Door Swing
In the work area and in the egress path from any work area to the exit discharge, all egress doors serving an occupant load greater than 50 shall swing in the direction of exit travel.
804.5.2.1 Supplemental Requirements for Door Swing
Where the work area exceeds 50 percent of the floor area, door swing shall comply with Section 804.5.2 throughout the floor.
Exception: Means of egress within or serving only a tenant space that is entirely outside the work area.
804.5.3 Door Closing
In any work area, all doors opening onto an exit passageway at grade or an exit stairway shall be self-closing or automatic-closing by listed closing devices.
Exceptions:
  1. Where exit enclosure is not required by the International Building Code.
  2. Means of egress within or serving only a tenant space that is entirely outside the work area.
804.5.3.1 Supplemental Requirements for Door Closing
Where the work area exceeds 50 percent of the floor area, doors shall comply with Section 804.5.3 throughout the exit stairway from the work area to, and including, the level of exit discharge.
804.5.4 Panic and Fire Exit Hardware
In any work area, and in the egress path from any work area to the exit discharge, in buildings or portions thereof of Group A assembly occupancies with an occupant load greater than 100, all required exit doors equipped with latching devices shall be equipped with approved panic or fire exit hardware in accordance with Section 1010.2.9 of the International Building Code.
804.5.4.1 Supplemental Requirements for Panic Hardware
Where the work area exceeds 50 percent of the floor area, panic hardware shall comply with Section 804.5.4 throughout the floor.
Exception: Means of egress within a tenant space that is entirely outside the work area.
804.5.5 Emergency Power Source in Group I-3
Power-operated sliding doors or power-operated locks for swinging doors shall be operable by a manual release mechanism at the door. Emergency power shall be provided for the doors and locks in accordance with Section 2702 of the International Building Code.
Exceptions:
  1. Emergency power is not required in facilities with 10 or fewer locks complying with the exception to Section 408.4.1 of the International Building Code.
  2. Emergency power is not required where remote mechanical operating releases are provided.

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804.5.2 Alterations—Level 2, Door Swing
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