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803.4.1 Printer, Copier and Janitorial Rooms
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Enclosed rooms or spaces that are over 100 square feet (9.3 m2) in area and that are used primarily as a print or copy facility containing five or more printers, copy machines, scanners, facsimile machines or similar machines in any combination, and rooms used primarily as janitorial rooms or closets where the use or storage of chemicals occurs, shall comply with all of the following:
- The enclosing walls shall extend from the floor surface to the underside of the floor, roof deck or solid ceiling above and shall be constructed to resist the passage of airborne chemical pollutants and shall be constructed and sealed as required for 1-hour fire-resistance-rated construction assemblies. Alternatively, for janitorial rooms and closets, all chemicals shall be stored in approved chemical safety storage cabinets.
- Doors in the enclosing walls shall be automatic or self-closing.
- An HVAC system shall be provided that: provides separate exhaust airflow to the outdoors at a rate of not less than 0.50 cfm per square foot (2.4 L/s/m2); that maintains a negative pressure of not less than 7 Pa within the room; and that prohibits the recirculation of air from the room to other portions of the building.
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