Did you know . . . 
Extension cords are for temporary use only! Only UL listed, fuse protected power strips are approved for long-term use.

Contact & Location


College of
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
Admin. Bldg. 112
phone: (208) 885-6426
fax: (208) 885-8964
CLASS Safety Committee

Mailing Address:
CLASS Safety Committee
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154


University buildings are routinely inspected by the Idaho Division of Building Safety.  The DBS inspector is accompanied by a representative from UI Environmental Health and Safety and, when possible, a representative from the building.  Inspection results are mailed electronically to the dean.  Units are given 20 days to correct violations.  Reports are routed to the CLASS safety committee. 

Most commonly cited safety violations in CLASS:

  • Extension cords (non circuit protected) used as a substitute for fixed permanent wiring
  • Multi-plug adapters in use
  • Electrical power taps “daisy chained”

                  ELECTRICAL DO's (PDF Download)        


  • Portable heaters have no tip-over protection
  • Candles in offices
  • Household ladders (type III) in use
  • Tall (4’ or higher) cabinets or bookshelves not secured
  • Trip hazards, such as cords
  • Exits and ways or travel blocked
  • Electrical panels and fire extinguishers obstructed
  • Fire doors propped open

Useful links on safety inspections: 

Environmental Health and Safety / Facility Inspections.
  (This website provides standards and regulations, checklists, forms, fact sheets, FAQ’s.)

Idaho Division of Building Safety, General Safety and Health Standards.  (This site has information on a variety of topics, including ladders, first aid kits, assembly occupancies, theatre rigging, noise exposure, compressed gas tanks, and much more.)