My "common sense" acceptance for under the desk heaters are
1. Tip over switch. It automatically turns off if tipped over
2. No exposed surfaces get hot enough that you cannot place your hand on it for an extended period. No heat-no fire.
3. It gets turned off when the worker leaves for the day.> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:58:32 -0500> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: [SAFETY] Under the desk heaters> To: [log in to unmask]> > I am looking for any suggestions that people have for under the desk heaters > for an office environment. Critical items that I am considering would be safety > features (i.e. UL, tip over shut off, auto timer, front block shut off, etc.).> > In order preempt the posts I would also agree that in an ideal world we > shouldn't be using personal heaters and we wouldn't be happy to have the > facility burn down. > > However, I have done a week long temperature study and I wouldn't want my > wife to have to work in the temp. swings I am seeing and engineering says the > problem can't be fixed without MAJOR overhaul of the system. The money for > the overhaul isn't there. I am also limiting the use to two desk located next > to external windows and no non-company purchased heaters are allowed in > the facility.> > Any model recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I have also looked > at the low watt panel models that mount on the "privacy shield" in the front of > the desk but these are cubicles and the walls won't support the mounting.
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