Exit routes are unobstructed paths of exit within a facility to a place of safety [29 CFR 1910.36]. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes basic exit route requirements, including the number of exits your facility must have, where exit routes must discharge and how exit route doors must be locked and unlocked.
It is imperative, however, that your workers know where the facility’s exit routes are, how they can help keep exit routes safe in the event of an emergency that requires exit from the facility and whom they should report to after evacuation.
Download the toolbox talk below to alert employees to unsafe exit route conditions they should watch out for.
Make it personal: Give the talk at one of your facility’s exit routes and demonstrate an example of an obstruction that could compromise a safe and fast emergency exit. You can also ask workers about obstructions they usually see in exit routes.
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.