Strange Observations – Part 2

FE With Blurred InstructionsContinuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals….

This is a picture of a fire extinguisher that was located in a laboratory. The staff did a terrific job of cleaning the lab, but the chemicals they used where too harsh on the extinguisher label. Take a close look and you will see the printed instructions were all blurred from the corrosive chemicals in the cleaning agent.

While the extinguisher would still operate correctly in an emergency, it no longer met the requirements of NFPA 10-1998, section 1-6.11 that requires the instructions to be facing outward and be clearly visible.