Emergency Procedures for Employees With Disabilities in Office Occupancies.
Emergency Procedures for Employees With Disabilities in
Bukowski, R. W.; Juillet, E.
FA 154; 28 p. June 1995.
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emergency plans; handicapped; office buildings;
planning; fire detection; people movement; occupants
People with disabilites are increasingly moving into the
mainstream of society, contributing to the diversity
which has been this country's strength. It is only
right that they be provided with the same level of
safety asthe rese of society, as referenced in the
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Equipment and
procedures exist that can provide such safety for any
person with a disability that is not so severe that it
would preclude the ability to work. The key points
regarding finding the best solution for your building
are, first, to remember that every person with a
disability has unique abilities and limitations, and
accommodations should be tailored to their needs.
Second, it s crucial that the person be included in the
decision on which equipment and procedures will work for
them to provide them with the confidence that they will