Presentation on theme: "The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Health and Safety"— Presentation transcript:
1The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Health and Safety
2By Order of The University of Texas at Austin FIRE MARSHAL
3BY ORDER OF THE U.T. FIRE MARSHAL, THE USE OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS INRESIDENCE HALLS IS IN VIOLATION OF POLICY.STUDENTS THAT FAIL TO FOLLOW FIRE & LIFE SAFETYPOLICY ARE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION ORFINES.BY ORDER OF THE U.T.FIRE MARSHAL, THE USE OF ANYUNAUTHORIZED COOKING APPLIANCE WITH HEATINGCOILS; ELECTRICAL EXTENSION CORDS/ADAPTERS;HALOGEN BULBS/LAMPS OVER 100 WATTS; DECORATIVECANDLES (BURNED OR UNBURNED WICKS); INCENSE;HANGING ITEMS ON SPRINKLER HEADS/SOFFITS; STOR-AGE ON TOP OF SOFFITS; STORAGE LESS THAN 18” FROMSPRINKLER HEADS & THE USE OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTSIS PROHIBITED.
4UT Residence Halls Prohibit these Cooking Appliances Any Toasters or Toaster OvensRice CookersHamburger CookersFrying Skillets & HotplatesCrockpotsElectric WoksBar-B-Que Grills
5APPLIANCES CANNOTBE USEDX HAMBURGER COOKERX SPACE HEATERX FRYING SKILLET &HOTPLATE
6CANNOT BE USEDX HAMBURGER COOKERX FRYING SKILLETX HOTPLATEX ELECTRIC WOK
12These Electrical Appliances are allowed in Residence Halls BlendersCoffee PotsElectrical Can OpenersHot Pots (Capacity not to exceed 3 cups)FansIronsPopcorn poppers with self-contained coilsSandwich MakersLava Lamps
13APPLIANCES CAN BE USED*BLENDER*COFFEE POT*ELECTRIC CAN OPENER*HOT POT (CAPACITY NOT TOEXCEED 3 CUPS)*GROUNDED COFFEE MAKERS*FANS/IRONS/POPCORNPOPPERS SELF-CONTAINED COILS
14Descriptions of Electrical Extension Cords, Power Strips & Adapters that are not Allowed in UT Residence Halls110 Volts Extension Cord110 Volts Heavy Duty Extension Cord Without Surge Protector110 Volts Heavy Duty Extension Cord Wrapped in Duct TapePiggy Back Power StripsDuct Tape Wrapped Around Electrical PlugElectrical Outlet with No Cover PlateMulti-Plug Adapters
16CANNOT BE USED* EXTENSION CORDS* PIGGYBACK POWERSTRIPS
17CANNOT BE USED*DUCT TAPE WRAPPEDAROUND PLUG*EXTENSION CORDWRAPPED WITH TAPE*COVER PLATE MISSING
18Electrical Power Strips that are Allowed in UT Residence Halls Power Strips with built-in circuit breakers used when additional appliances are needed.Three unit Multi-plug adapters with built-in circuit breakers that plug into wall receptaclesSix unit Multi-plug adapters with built-in circuit breakers that plug into wall receptaclesAll Power Strips & Multi-plug Adapters shall be equipped with a 15 AMP built-in circuit breaker with 1875 Watts
19These UL approved Power Strips and Multiple Adapters are all 15 Amps These UL approved Power Strips and Multiple Adapters are all 15 Amps. Therefore they are allowed for use in Residence Halls.
20Decorative lights are also prohibited in Residence Halls
29Storage GuidelinesThere will be no storage less than 18 inches from a sprinkler headThere will be no storage less than 18 inches from a light fixture or ceilingThere will be no storage less than 18 inches from or on top of the soffit
30In UT Residence Halls articles can not be hung from Sprinkler Heads
31CANNOT HANG ANY ITEMSON FIRE SPRINKLER HEADSX CHRISTMAS LIGHTSHUNG ON TOP OF ASPRINKLER HEADX UMBRELLA HUNG ONTOP OF A SPRINKLERHEAD
32These items are being stored less than 18 inches away from a Sprinkler Head.
33Anything stored on top of a soffit is not allowed. As well as items being hung from sprinkler heads.
34This is what happens when items are stored too close to a light fixture! This box eventually caused a fire and had to be put out using a Fire Extinguisher.
35Fire Evacuation Drills Students living in dormitories are required to participate in scheduled Fire DrillsNumber of Fire Drills per SemesterFall Semester ( 1 )Spring Semester ( 1 )Summer Semester ( 2 )Note: Fire Drills are performed during evening hours
36FIRE DRILLS*JESTER DORMITORYX (NEVER RE-ENTER)*WELCH HALL STAGINGAREA*KINSOLVING DORMITORYSTAGING AREA
37FIRE DRILL*KINSOLVING DORMITORY*EXIT DISCHARGE*STUDENTS ASSEMBLINGAT STAGING AREAACROSS THE STREET
38Dormitory Population on UT Campus BuildingPopulationBLD281LTD157BHD137MHH398WHITIS Cts.208PHD170JES3133SHD198KIN760SJH856RHD133AND134CRDTotal Number of Students in Residence Halls6699Total Available Capacity for Residence Halls
39An Incident Command Scene - At Welch Two Smoke Bombs Are Set Off And Trigger the Fire Alarm
40INCIDENT COMMANDSCENE* CAUSE OF ALARM- SMOKE BOMB SETOFF AT WELCH HALL
41All dormitories on UT campus are equipped with the following: A floor plan describing fire evacuation routesFire alarm pull stations (located near exits)Audible & Strobe alert devicesFor the Hearing & Visually impairedA [Do not use Elevator] PlacardNote: 80% of all UT dormitories have fire sprinklers. By ALL UT dormitories will be retrofitted with sprinklers.
42* FIRE ALARM PULLSTATION* AUDIBLE/STROBEALERT DEVICE* DO NOT USE ELEVATORPLACARD* FLOOR PLAN FOREVACUATION
43Austin Fire Stations Located Near UT AFD Station #2AFD Station #3AFD Station #9These stations are equipped with fire companies and rescue units
44AFD FIRE STATIONSNEAR U.T.CAMPUSSTA. #2STA # 3STA # 9
45AFD STA.#2506 W.MLK BLVD.AFD STA #3201 W. 30th.. STAFD STA # 943rd. ST.& SPEEDWAY
46A Summary of Dormitory On & Off Campus Fires Monitored by CAMPUS FIRE WATCHFires from February 1st – Mar 31st 2003
48CAMPUS FIRE WATCH - Campus Right to Know Act Dormitories, Houses & Apartments: Off/On Campus Number Of OccurrencesUnd.DeathsElec.Can.Cig.
49Fire and Life Safety Violations These violations come with a fine! Starting a fireFailure to exit during a fire alarm or drillSetting off false alarmsTampering with fire sprinklersTampering with fire safety equipmentObstructing a fire evacuation routeSmoking indoors or in other designated non-smoking areasBanned Objects
50FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY VIOLATIONS Tampering with fire and life safety equipment is considered a Class AMisdemeanor, subject to fines and imprisonment. At a minimum,students found responsible for tampering with fire and life safetyequipment or students found in violation of fire life and safety policiesare subject to the following, including disciplinary action up to removalfrom the residence halls, fines and possible legal action.NOTE:State arson laws, amended in 2001, upgrade the penalty for dis-charging fireworks and explosives from a misdemeanor to a state jailFelony offense. Any student found discharging fireworks or explosivesis subject to University disciplinary action, fines, and criminal prose-cution (including jail time).