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Facilities Management and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Portable Heater Policy

This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff using portable heaters in any building that is owned, rented, or leased by the university except residence halls.  No portable heaters will be allowed under any circumstances in residence halls.

Acceptable Circumstances for the Use of Portable Heaters

Approved Portable Heaters

Only portable heaters that meet the following requirements are allowed for use at the university.  The requirements are:

Conditions Required for Portable Heater Use

NOTE: This policy is applicable to most situations, however, there will be some situations where the policy is not appropriate.  Portable heater use may not be appropriate in some buildings due to electrical problems, age of the building, fire life safety building codes, etc.  In these cases the physical plant and/or the environmental health and safety officer may decide not to allow portable heater use in these buildings.