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 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.


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