Safety Facility Equipment Identification Catalog Page 20 Key Business Issues

20 Key Business Issues Emergency Egress and Exit Routes Support a quick and safe exit of your building during an emergency The events of 9/11 have led to a greater focus on exit route markings and safety. This has also led to the increasing use of photoluminescent signs and exit pathway markings. The main reason is that photolum signs continue to remain visible even in electrical "lights-out" conditions. Emergency Evacuation Marking Clearly mark emergency evacuation routes and exits. Make Your Own Egress Signs BBP 31 Sign & Label Printer features 2-touch printing and can print labels from " to 4" wide. Custom Glow Evacuation Maps Print your evacuation maps on clear acetate and it glows in the dark. Contact Brady for more information. Luminous egress path markings shall be required in most new and existing buildings having occupied floors located more than 75 feet above fire department vehicle access: All steps shall have a solid and continuous stripe applied for the full length. All handrails shall be marked with a solid and continuous stripe for the entire length. Doors through which occupants must pass shall be provided with luminous markings complying with sections 1027.6.1 - 1027.6.3. Photoluminescent or other luminous UL 924 listed exit signs shall be installed in accordance with section 411.7 (exit marking). Regulated by OSHA: CFR 1910.33 - 39 Every exit must be marked by a clearly visible sign with the word EXIT in plainly legible letters at least 6 inches high and with at least 3/4" stroke width. Exit signs shall be illuminated either by internal or external means by a "reliable" light source giving a value of not less than 5 foot-candles on the illuminated surface. When the way to an exit is not readily apparent, signs or markings similar to exit signs shall be provided which also provide directional information. Where arrows are used, they shall be obvious as to the direction of the exit. Any door, passage or stairway that is not an exit but looks as though it could be an exit must be marked with a sign reading "NOT AN EXIT". An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace and available to employees for review. NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code An employer who is in compliance with the Life Safety Code is also deemed to be in compliance with the corresponding OSHA section requirements. 2015 International Building Code :

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