Camera Phone Post: The danger continues
Here is a photo taken this morning of blocked fire exits on the northwest corner of San Jose State University’s Clark Hall, where the Academic Success Center is located and where I work. This is not a new problem. Before, on September 7, 2006 this situation was observed, photographed, reported and blogged. There is even a pending union grievance regarding safety matters related to Clark Hall. I would like to see the following added to that grievance:
- The university shall place appropriate sineage that is clearly visible from a distance to anybody that blocking these fire exits is not allowed.
- The university shall take any other actions necessary to see that these areas are kept clear.
Perhaps what they need to do is to paint on the concrete here in big bold letters Keep Clear!
In my opinion, in the event of a fire or an earthquake, the blocking of these exits could possibly lead to tragic loss of life. Safe working and learning conditions should not be something that leads to labor conflict. Having a safe campus is something we all should be on the same page about.