Environmental Health & Safety Manual (EHS)

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Effective: 1/7/1974

Revised: 10/1/2003

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EHS 202: Decorations and Displays

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Purpose

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To protect the university community and property from potential fires caused by decorations and displays and promote a safe work environment

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Sources

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Arizona Revised Statutes § 41–2141 et seq.
Arizona Administrative Code R4–36–201 et seq.
Arizona State University Fire Prevention and Safety Plan

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Applicability

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Departments and units displaying decorations

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Policy

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Decorative items for holidays, celebrations, or other special events must be used in accordance with the Arizona State University Fire Prevention and Safety Plan, a guidance document on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site, and be made of a noncombustible material. Combustible materials may be used only if they have been specially treated with a fire retardant before setup. Departments and units displaying decorations must ensure that they are installed and maintained in a manner to prevent any hazards, and ensure that fire protection and exit systems are maintained operational as designed and required for occupant safety.

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Procedure

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A copy of the Arizona State University Fire Prevention and Safety Plan, a guidance document on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site, can be printed from the site; or it can be obtained and technical assistance can be provided by contacting Environmental Health & Safety by telephone (480/965–1823) or e-mail (EHS@asu.edu).

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Cross-References

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For more information, see:

  1. EHS 201, “Electrical Safety”

    and

  2. EHS 204, “Facility Safety and Occupancy Limits.”

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