Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:08:33 -0400
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From: Ellen M Sweet <ems325**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: evacuation chair
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My department had to deal with a situation very similar. The faculty were able to make arrangements f or the lab to be taught on the first floor instead of making a large purcha se in a rush.

Good luck


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Subject: [DCHAS-L] evacuation chair


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

We need to accommodate a w heelchair-bound student in a 3rd-floor lab this Fall, so we̵ 7;re looking at the purchase of an evacuation chair. From what I’ve s een so far, the idea is to transfer the mobility-restricted worker/student to the evacuation chair; another worker/student/staff member then ‘wa lks’ the chair down the stairs. Features & prices vary.

Does anyone have experience to share about these devices?


She ila M. Kennedy, CHO
Safety Coordinator
Chemistry & Biochemistry T eaching Laboratories
University of California, San Diego
(858) 534-02 21

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