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February 2007 UCOP Safety Meeting. Be Smart About Wellness. Be Smart about your Personal Health by taking you medical plan’s Health Risk Assessment 15-20 minute online questionnaire Provides a personalized report on your current health status

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February 2007 ucop safety meeting

February 2007UCOP Safety Meeting


February 2007 ucop safety meeting

Be Smart About Wellness

Be Smart about your Personal Health by taking you medical plan’s Health Risk Assessment

  • 15-20 minute online questionnaire

  • Provides a personalized report on your current health status

  • Take recommended action and get involved in UCOP wellness programs and services

  • Watch for brown bag tutorials at UCOP


Elevator safety

Elevator Safety


Statistical information on elevators

Statistical Information on Elevators

  • In the United States*

    • Estimated 600,000 Elevators

    • Over 120 Billion Elevator Riders Each Year

    • Over 575 Million Riders take an Elevator or Escalator in the U.S. daily.

      • *Source: Elevator World, Inc. (June 1996)

  • UC Elevator Incidents

    • 20 Reported Claims From 1995

    • Loss of Over $800,000 for Claims

    • Reduced Quality of Life


Elevator fatalities injuries

Elevator Fatalities & Injuries

  • Elevator & Escalator Passenger Fatalities (1997 – 2003)*

    • *Source – Center to Protect Workers Rights, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • U.S. Consumer Product & Safety Commission

    • Estimate 11,000 Elevator-Related Injuries per Year


How do elevators work

How Do Elevators Work

  • Low Rise Buildings – Hydraulic

    • Fluid-Driven Piston

    • http://science.howstuffworks.com/elevator1.htm

  • Mid-to High Rise Buildings - Cable

    • Traction Steel Ropes: 4 to 8 Cables

    • http://science.howstuffworks.com/elevator3.htm

  • Elevator Safety Systems

    • Cable Elevators – Braking System if Car Moves Too Fast & Governor to Catch Cable

    • Electromagnetic Brakes


Elevator capacity

Elevator Capacity

  • 1111 Franklin Street – 3500 lbs (23 People)

  • Kaiser Building – 3000 lbs (20 People)

  • 415 20th Street – 5000 lbs (31 People)


Elevator doors

Elevator Doors

  • Two Doors

    • Door on Each Floor

    • Elevator Door (Door on the Car)

  • Computer Operates Door

    • Gear on Elevator Door to Open Floor Door

  • Doors Have Sensors Not to Close If Someone is Between Doors

    • Always a Possibility for Sensors to Malfunction


Elevator safety rules

Elevator Safety Rules

  • Watch Your Step Entering & Exiting – Look Down

    • Elevator May Not Be Level to the Floor

    • Watch the Gap (Especially High Heels)

  • Leave Closing Doors Alone

    • Door Sensors Are Not Always Reliable

    • Fatality in 2003 – Person Stuck in Door

  • Never Enter an Elevator with A Suspicious Looking Person Inside


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Elevator Safety Rules

  • Never Try to Leave a Stalled Car

    • Ring the Alarm Button and Wait

    • Serious Injuries & Fatalities Have Occurred from Passengers Attempting to Exit Stalled Elevator Car


Elevator safety trips approaching elevators

Elevator Safety TripsApproaching Elevators

  • Stand Aside for Exiting Passengers

  • If Elevator is Full – Wait for Next Car

  • Don’t Try to Stop Closing Doors – Wait for the Next Elevator

  • Fire or Other Situation(s) That Could Lead to Disruption of Electrical Service – Take the Stairs


Entering and exiting elevators

Entering and Exiting Elevators

  • Once on Board, Press Floor Button & Move to Rear to Make Room for Others

  • Stand Clear of Doors, Keep Clothes & Carry-ons Away From the Doors

  • Push “DOOR OPEN” to Hold Doors Open

  • Passengers Nearest Doors Should Move First


When riding elevators

When Riding Elevators

  • Stand Next to Elevator Walls

  • Hold Hand Rails if Available

  • Pay Attention to Floor Indicators & Be Prepared to Exit at Your Destination

  • If Doors Do Not Open When Elevator Stops:

    • First Push “DOOR OPEN” Button

    • If Door Still Does Not Open, Ring Alarm or Use the Intercom or Phone

    • Wait Until Qualified Person Can Assist You

    • Do Not Attempt to Pry the Doors Open


Elevator safety reminder

Elevator Safety Reminder

  • Elevators are mechanical devices – The majority of the elevator-related injuries and fatalities have occurred when passengers attempt to override the mechanical and safety devices of the elevator.


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