Space heaters and other types of portable heaters are a great way to heat a single room, or supplement a building’s main heating system, or even make outdoor activities more comfortable when temperatures are colder than normal. However, precautions must be taken to ensure their safe use.
No matter if you are using an electric, propane or fuel fired space heater, either indoors or outdoors, the most important safety precautions are to…
✓ KEEP HEATERS 3 FEET AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT CAN BURN
✓ TURN HEATERS OFF WHEN YOU LEAVE THE AREA
Realizing that some buildings may not be insulated good, may have undersized heating equipment, or the simple fact that different folks have varied body temperature standards, portable heaters may be needed. However, we must practice the safety tips that can greatly reduce the risk of possible deaths, injuries, or loss of property.
MSU policy 95.502 has established the following requirements for the use of portable, electric space heaters within its facilities: