CharterSAFE Alert: Anchor Bookcases and Large Cabinets
April 17, 2014 Emergency preparedness on campus should include an evaluation of the stability of your file cabinets, freestanding cabinets and bookcases. This is also a mandatory compliance issue under the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3241. Are these items secured to the wall or anchored to the floor to prevent them from falling or tipping over? Unsecured, top-heavy furniture (including TVs on audio-visual carts) can cause serious injury and can also become an obstruction during seismic activity. It takes only a few minutes to identify the problem - and very little money and effort to solve it!