Environmental Health and Safety
Stay Fire Safe This Summer
June 14, 2016: Summer break is upon us, which means many changes are being made in office, lab and classroom locations. As furniture, equipment and everything else that goes along with that are moved, we remind you to keep state fire and building codes in mind. In nearly every building or area on campus, we are finding recurring problems that could cause serious tragedy:
- Blocked exits
- Furniture, containers and debris in exit ways and corridors
- Excessive amounts of unorganized storage and materials in rooms and corridors
- Missing ceiling tiles, large amounts of material hanging from ceilings and walls
- Improper storage of hazardous materials
- Fire doors propped open
These are problems that are written up as code violations by state authorities because they prevent safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. Please keep the safety of you and your co-workers in mind by keeping doors and corridors clear to allow everyone to exit safely, and reporting unsafe conditions whenever you see them.
For additional assistance with these or other safety issues, please contact us at 208-885-6524.