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Emergency Procedures for Employees With Disabilities in Office Occupancies.


pdf icon Emergency Procedures for Employees With Disabilities in Office Occupancies. (17299 K)
Bukowski, R. W.; Juillet, E.

FA 154; 28 p. June 1995.

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Fire Administration, Washington, DC

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Keywords:

emergency plans; handicapped; office buildings; planning; fire detection; people movement; occupants

Abstract:

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 be protected.