IBC chapter 31 is amended by adding a new section to the chapter:

3112. Window cleaning anchors. Building anchors for window cleaning safety shall be provided for buildings four or more stories above grade plane. Building anchors for window cleaning safety shall be designed, installed, and located in accordance with the design criteria of ANSI/IWCA I-14.1-2001.


1. Buildings without windows.
2. Existing buildings undergoing reconstruction, alteration, or repair that does not include the exposure of primary structural roof components.
3. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.106, subdivision 4, paragraph (n), the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry may waive all or a portion of the requirements for existing buildings if the installation of the dedicated anchorages would not result in significant safety improvements due to limits on the size of the project, or other factors as determined by the commissioner.


Minn. R. 1305.3112
39 SR 1605

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