01/26/2009

Alarm systems are crucial during workplace emergencies

As we "ring" in the new year, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety
& Health Administration (OSHA) wants to call to your attention to another
"ringing" of great importance to our daily working lives - the sound of
emergency alarm systems. Here are some suggestions for guaranteeing that your
workplace has adequate means of alerting its employees in the event of an
emergency:


  • Ensure that employee alarm systems are recognizable and perceptible in every
    location during emergency conditions.
  • Instruct employees on the location of alarm pull boxes.
  • Train employees on all alarm and evacuation procedures and conduct periodic
    drills.
  • Post emergency phone numbers, including the numbers for the local fire
    department, hospitals and ambulances, police department, plant emergency
    services, fire brigade, or health center (if provided).

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration