Exit Routes and Safety Evacuation

Exit route regulations in construction have been in place for many years, but they continue to be enforced to prevent unnecessary hazards on the worksite. OSHA recently cited an Ohio United Parcel Service (UPS) distribution center for repeatedly putting workers at risk by obstructing exit routes where some access routes were reduced to just seven inches. The company faces ... [Continue Reading]

No Way Out: Dangers of Blocked Exit Routes

Penalties for not having proper exit routes, or those that are blocked, can have serious consequences for employers. This month, OSHA fined a major retailer upwards of $101,000 for safety violations including repeated blockage of safe exit routes. An exit route is a continuous and unobstructed path of exit travel from any point within a workplace to a place of safety. ... [Continue Reading]