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        Actually, I believe Greenland comes under Denmark law.  You might want to check Danish codes.
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: stairway access to industrial faciliies

Have you tried OSHA 1910? They are more restrictive than IBC. 

Milo Zabala, PE 

On Sep 17, 2009, at 11:12 AM, Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I have a project located in the icefield of Greenland.  We have a module sitting on a structural steel frame that is supported by columns so It is cantilevered above the snow about 15'.  We need to add stairs to access the module and I am wondering if the IBC stairway rise/run of 7/11 applies.  The site is remote so there is no public access.  On other project, I have noticed that steep ship's ladders are used to access mechanical rooms in buildings that otherwise have 7/11 stairways.  is there any way I can justify a steeper rise/run?