New NYC Department of Building Safety Campaign, “Stay Safe Stay Put”

After multiple injuries and fatalities NYC’s Department of Buildings has released a new elevator safety campaign: “Stay Safe. Stay Put.” 

In 2015 two people died attempting to escape stalled elevator cars. Fifty one others were injured on elevators. 

Here are some elevator tips from the Patch.com/Department of buildings:

· Look down and make sure the elevator is level with the floor while entering and exiting.

· Do not exit the elevator if it stops more than 9 inches from the landing.

· Press the “door open” button to hold elevator doors open instead of using any part of your body.

· Never lean on elevator doors.

· Keep clothing items like ties and scarves clear of closing elevator doors.

· Be patient and don’t crowd the elevator. Too many people crowded into elevators can cause it to get stuck.

· Don’t jump in elevators — jumping can make an elevator uneven with the floor. You can also get stuck.

 

Source: Patch.com/Department of buildings: