Space Heaters and Extension Cords

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations

Looks like colder weather is on the horizon. If your office is chilly and you feel the need to warm up by bringing in a space heater, please review the Space Heater Guidelines on the HUB. The guidelines detail the steps you need to take to obtain and safely use a space heater in your area.

And please, please, please do not use an extension cord to run power to the space heater. Plug the heater directly into the electrical outlet. Extension cords are at risk of overheating and causing a fire due the high amount of current a space heater draws.