Safety Tip of the Week - Space Heater Sense
Space Heater Specifications
- Must be electrically powered and must not take more than
110 volts of electricity to operate. Fuel powered space heaters,
such as PROPANE and KEROSENE, are not permitted.
- Must have a tip-over shutdown feature. If a space heater
is knocked over, the unit must automatically shut off.
- Must be UL (Underwriters Laboratory), or FM (Factory Mutual)
approved, and must be labeled accordingly.
- Must have a thermostat that shuts unit off when a certain
temperature is reached.
- Must be fan driven.
- Space heaters with heated coils are not permitted.
Specifications for Electric Space Heaters Use
- Must be kept at least three (3) feet away from any combustible material.
- Turn off and unplug the heater when the area being heated is not occupied.
- Nothing should ever be placed on top of or touching a space heater.
- Always plug into a wall receptacle.
- Need to be located in plain sight and clearly visible.
- Hot plates and toaster ovens should never be used for space heating.
- Your Building Manager should be contacted if it is felt there is inadequate heat in any work area.
- Never plug space heaters into dedicated data receptacles.
- Don't use an electric space heater with frayed insulation or broken wires, or one that overheats.
- If there is a problem with accessibility to electricity, or electrical outlets, please contact your building manager.
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