Presentation on theme: "The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Health and Safety"— Presentation transcript:
1 The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Health and Safety
2 By Order of The University of Texas at Austin FIRE MARSHAL
3 BY 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.
4 UT Residence Halls Prohibit these Cooking Appliances Any Toasters or Toaster OvensRice CookersHamburger CookersFrying Skillets & HotplatesCrockpotsElectric WoksBar-B-Que Grills
12 These 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
13 APPLIANCES 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
14 Descriptions 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
16 CANNOT BE USED* EXTENSION CORDS* PIGGYBACK POWERSTRIPS
17 CANNOT BE USED*DUCT TAPE WRAPPEDAROUND PLUG*EXTENSION CORDWRAPPED WITH TAPE*COVER PLATE MISSING
18 Electrical 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
19 These 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.
20 Decorative lights are also prohibited in Residence Halls
29 Storage 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
30 In UT Residence Halls articles can not be hung from Sprinkler Heads
31 CANNOT HANG ANY ITEMSON FIRE SPRINKLER HEADSX CHRISTMAS LIGHTSHUNG ON TOP OF ASPRINKLER HEADX UMBRELLA HUNG ONTOP OF A SPRINKLERHEAD
32 These items are being stored less than 18 inches away from a Sprinkler Head.
33 Anything stored on top of a soffit is not allowed. As well as items being hung from sprinkler heads.
34 This 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.
35 Fire 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
36 FIRE DRILLS*JESTER DORMITORYX (NEVER RE-ENTER)*WELCH HALL STAGINGAREA*KINSOLVING DORMITORYSTAGING AREA
37 FIRE DRILL*KINSOLVING DORMITORY*EXIT DISCHARGE*STUDENTS ASSEMBLINGAT STAGING AREAACROSS THE STREET
38 Dormitory Population on UT Campus BuildingPopulationBLD281LTD157BHD137MHH398WHITIS Cts.208PHD170JES3133SHD198KIN760SJH856RHD133AND134CRDTotal Number of Students in Residence Halls6699Total Available Capacity for Residence Halls
39 An Incident Command Scene - At Welch Two Smoke Bombs Are Set Off And Trigger the Fire Alarm
40 INCIDENT COMMANDSCENE* CAUSE OF ALARM- SMOKE BOMB SETOFF AT WELCH HALL
41 All 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
43 Austin Fire Stations Located Near UT AFD Station #2AFD Station #3AFD Station #9These stations are equipped with fire companies and rescue units
44 AFD FIRE STATIONSNEAR U.T.CAMPUSSTA. #2STA # 3STA # 9
45 AFD STA.#2506 W.MLK BLVD.AFD STA #3201 W. 30th.. STAFD STA # 943rd. ST.& SPEEDWAY
46 A Summary of Dormitory On & Off Campus Fires Monitored by CAMPUS FIRE WATCHFires from February 1st – Mar 31st 2003
48 CAMPUS FIRE WATCH - Campus Right to Know Act Dormitories, Houses & Apartments: Off/On Campus Number Of OccurrencesUnd.DeathsElec.Can.Cig.
49 Fire 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
50 FIRE 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).