Retractable Wall Stanchions - When Cones just Won't Work
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Type:  Best Practice

Publisher:  Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA

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Topics:  Chemical Safety, Emergency Management

During an emergency hazard cones were to be placed at the entry and exit points outside a Chemistry Room to divert pedestrian traffic. During an actual emergency pedestrians would have time to enter the potentially contaminated hallway while cones were being retrieved. Wall Mounted Retractable Stanchions were proposed to more quickly divert pedestrian traffic and minimize potential exposure. The stanchions were installed strategically in appropriate areas so they can now be pulled out and positioned quickly.

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