Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:15:16 -0400
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From: Peter Zavon <pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**ROCHESTER.RR.COM>
Subject: Re: evacuation chair
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The evacuation chair we have, for an employee with ALS, is designed more to be carried down by several people than "walked down" by one.

Peter Zavon, CIH
Penfield, NY



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Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 4:13 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] evacuation chair

Please forgive me if you see this on more than one list.

We need to accommodate a wheelchair-bound student in a 3rd-floor lab this Fall, so we’re looking at the purchase of an evacuation chair. From what I’ve seen so far, the idea is to transfer the mobility-restricted worker/student to the evacuation chair; another worker/student/staff member then ‘walks’ the chair down the stairs. Features & prices vary.

Does anyone have experience to share about these devices?


Sheila M. Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator
Chemistry & Biochemistry Teaching Laboratories
University of California, San Diego
(858) 534-0221

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