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Lab Safety Manual

Environmental Health and Safety
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Exits and Egress

It is highly important that exits and egress pathways are clearly identifiable and useable in the case of an emergency. Never more or conceal exit signage. This includes overhead signs and egress route posters. Exits and egress paths must be kept clear of obstructions and usable at all times. This includes keeping furniture, lab equipment, carts, boxes, and trash away from exit doors and out of the egress paths. Keeping fire and smoke separation doors closed prevents egress corridors and stairwells from being filled with smoke during a fire situation. In addition, never alter exit door mechanisms or otherwise render the door unusable. 

Contact EHS to identify egress areas and emergency exits.