Emergency Lighting Basics for Safety and Compliance
Emergency lighting plays in important role in overall facility safety planning and practices. For industrial and commercial facilities, emergency lighting is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA )in order to help ensure the safety and protection of employees. OSHA bases its standards and requirements for emergency lighting primarily on NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, but may also enforce local state standards as well. Ensuring the relevant standards are adhered to and the correct equipment is in place is the responsibility of facility owners and operators, and in order to maintain compliance it is necessary to understand some of the basic rules normally applied.