A Holiday Safety Reminder

As the holidays approach, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety wants to remind the University community of some decorating “dos and don’ts”:

Do use UL-listed decorative lights, decorations and ornaments. Do use artificial holiday trees that are fire-resistant and place indoor trees away from traffic; do not block doorways. Do unplug all holiday lights when you leave the office for the day. Do remove all decorations, displays, lights and/or ornaments after the holiday event.

Don’t use decorative sprays or hang decorative materials (lights, ornaments, etc.) on any fire protection equipment (fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads, smoke detectors, fire alarm pull boxes, etc.), or on or near exits or emergency lights. Also, don’t place them in any manner that could present a fall or trip hazard, or impede egress. Don’t bring or burn candles, incense sticks and/or other related devices/accessories.

For more information, please contact Christine Daley at (305) 243-8443 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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