Leon Paskett

Restroom Egress Doorways

Blog Post created by Leon Paskett on Feb 15, 2018

In the facility where I am the safety manager we have restroom doors that open to an egress hallway. The restrooms only have one door for access. Currently the doors have self closers and latches so the employee has to use their hands to unlatch the door from either direction, entering or exiting . My question is "Do the doors need to have latches or can they be removed so one only has to push or pull the door open depending the side they are on?  

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