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11.20 / Space Heaters

Purpose:
The purpose of this statement is to set forth University policy with regard to the utilization of space heaters in University buildings.

Preamble:
Fire prevention and safety concerns require that procedures be put in place regarding the utilization of space heaters in University buildings.

Policy Statement:
The University Fire Safety Office must approve the utilization of space heaters in any Wichita State University buildings. No request for utilization of a space heater shall be directed to the University Fire Safety Office until after contact has been made with the Physical Plant Department to determine if temperature adjustments can be made and Physical Plant has determined that the area cannot be made more comfortable.

Implementation: 
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University. 

The Vice President for Administration and Finance shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.

Effective Date: 
November 1, 2008

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