It’s sad but true: Many people know only one way out of a building, and that’s the way that they came in. That’s one reason why workplace emergency exit drills are so important. It’s also vital to post evacuation maps and ensure that every exit route is always kept clear.
Another sad truth in many facilities is that fire exit routes often fail to meet OSHA and NFPA requirements. Details matter. The danger and chaos of an emergency only becomes worse if employees encounter obstacles such as locked doors or aisles that are blocked or used for storage.
This checklist can help you avoid the most common exit route violations. Remember that many local jurisdictions have more stringent requirements, and that your specific needs can also vary depending on the size and nature of your facility.
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