From: Zack Mansdorf <mansdorfz**At_Symbol_Here**BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Query on Evacuation routes & floor plans
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:02:05 -0400
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For evacuation routes maps, best practice is:

The map should be easily visible in areas where employees or visitors are
present. The map should be color coded and contain the following key
- Primary Exit
- Secondary Exit
- Assembly Area
- Your current location
- Other elements, such as the location of fire extinguisher, first aid kit,

For exits:

-Obviously panic bars or other means to open them easily (no locked exits)
in the direction of travel
-no exit into areas of higher risk
-emergency lighting if required
-illuminated exit signs
-not an exit for other doors
-clear access, etc.

Much of this is life safety code issues which you can obtain from the NFPA

S.Z. Mansdorf, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, QEP

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:40 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Query on Evacuation routes & floor plans

Dear DCHAS members,

I am inquiring about specifications concerning posting of Evacuation Routes
and corresponding floor plans.

Do such qualifications (from OSHA) exist? I tend to think that these may

Thank you in advance.


George D. McCallion
Chemist/Environmental Health & Safety
3250-B, St. Peters Rd.
St. Peters, PA 19470-0387
Office: 610.469.6543, ext. 104
Fax: 610.469.6547
Email: GMcCallion**At_Symbol_Here**

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