Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Mass Notification - Are YOU required to comply?
We were recently invited to visit a manufacturing facility in Georgia for the purpose of satisfying OSHA requirements for mass notification in the event of an emergency (Click here for an overview of the requirements). A cursory review indicated that lack of OSHA compliance could be SERIOUS with fines ranging between $7,000 and $70,000 per violation.
The number of employees ranged from around 250 to 500 with an average of about 350. The cost of installing a plant wide PA system was close to $200,000. We could have done it for half the cost using wireless technology but the prospective customer wanted a free on-site engineering survey with no assurance that our proposal would be accepted. We walked away from the "opportunity". Since that time, we have learned there is another way to help both large and small employers to provide an efficient and affordable mass notification system that can be tested in a matter of minutes with no charge for the survey. Whether you have a single employee or a thousand, we've got your solution at a fraction of the cost of a wired, or even a wireless PA system. For additional information, give us a call at 800.489.2611 or email ServingU@falcondirect.com.