Monthly Archives: September 2011

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OSHA Lighting Standards for Emergency Egress Lighting

OSHA Lighting Standards for Emergency Egress Lighting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require a building’s exit paths to be adequately lighted so that an employee with normal vision can see along the exit route. This means that emergency egress lighting must operate reliably and effectively during low visibility evacuations. To ensure the correct operation...

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How Photoluminescent Signs and Markings Improve Evacuation Safety

Photoluminescent safety products have been sold for decades, but for much of that time, their short burn time and low illumination have made them risky. Today, luminescent signs and egress markings have improved burn time and illumination, characteristics that—when combined with their other benefits—make them less risky than electrical exit signs and egress lighting. If...

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