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SASBO Facility Masters Conference Furniture Safety and Care
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Furniture Safety and Care How Long Will It Last? Liability
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Furniture Safety & Care Implement a Care & Use Program 1. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure products are in safe working order and being used properly. 2. Broke and worn out furniture should be immediately pulled from service and placed in a secure location.
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Know Your Federal State and Local Laws Fire codes, building codes, etc. Not all products are the same. Furniture and equipment with moveable parts need more attention than furniture and equipment without moveable parts. ADA, CPSIA, etc. Cal 133, Call 116 & 117 Furniture Safety & Care Implement a Care & Use Program
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA Signed into law on August 14, 2008, the United States Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Section 102, provides regulations for testing and certification of children's products. Among the items regulated by Section 102 of the CPSIA are children's products with a paint finish. All applicable Virco products have been certified to comply with Section 102 of the CPSIA. Links to PDF files of these certificates appear on this page.
SASBO Facility Masters Conference How Long Will Furniture Last? Don’t confuse warranty with longevity How many things to you own that is used every day, six hours a day, five days a week for fifteen years and cost you less than $25.00?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Warranties Read and understand your warranties carefully. How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Warranties Warranties against defects in original material and workmanship. What is Covered? How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Warranties What’s Not Covered Key terms: Does not include defects due to abuse, misuse or normal ware and tear. Does not cover apparent defects caused by modification, alteration or improper assembly of product. How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference What else is not included? Glides Casters Upholstery Paint / Powder Coat Warranties How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference ANSI-BIFMA The Business and Furniture Manufacturer’s Association BIFMA’s mission is to lead, advocate, inform and develop standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry. http://www.bifma.com/index.html Three key principals to BIFMA Testing Strength Safety Reliability How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference http://www.ul.com/ How Long Will Furniture Last?
SASBO Facility Masters Conference How Long Will Furniture Last? Service Life: Life Cycle:The time expectation for the time you should use a product. With a proper Care & Use program products can have a long and useful service life.
SASBO Facility Masters Conference Liability Set strict product standards and stick with them. ANSI-BIMFA minimums Comprehensive Care & Use Program Proper usage of all products Read and understand all safety stickers and labels Work closely with your district’s risk manager.