What’s wrong with this picture?
Emergency exits that people can’t actually use in an emergency are a death trap responsible for countless deaths—and OSHA violations.
The Moral: OSHA (Section 1910.36(d)(1)) requires you to ensure that workers are able to open exit route doors “from the inside at all times without keys, tools or special knowledge.” The padlocked exit door in this photo is clearly not in compliance.
Safe Evacuation During Emergencies: What’s at Stake
3 Reasons to Pay Attention
6 Ways to Prepare for Emergencies
1. The method for reporting fires and other workplace emergencies
2. The evacuation policy and procedures
3. The emergency evacuation routes and exits
4. Names, titles, departments and contact information of emergency coordinators and evacuation wardens
5. The procedures for emergency shutdown, extinguish fires and any other procedures you’re responsible for performing under the emergency response plan
6. Any rescue or medical procedures you’re required to perform
8 Emergency Dos and Don’ts
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