Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Exit Routes

Contributed by: Eric Tofte, Director of Training, Evergreen Safety Council
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of ensuring your exits are clear, especially if they are used for emergency egress.

Well, just recently OSHA proposed $233,500 in fines against Home Goods for exit access, fire and crushing hazards at its Commack, N.Y., store. Responding to an employee complaint, OSHA found exit routes that were too narrow for passage, blocked by stock and equipment, or hidden by stacks of material. Other hazards included blocked access to fire extinguishers, workers not trained in fire extinguisher use, and boxes stored in unstable 8-foot high tiers.

To see the complete news release please check this link out.

And remember if you need help in any of your safety training and program development, give Evergreen a call at 800-521-0778.

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