Storage in Corridors is Prohibited

Storage of items in the corridors is not allowed. Please have all items stored in the corridors removed, sorted, and stored appropriately.

UNC Hospitals and its entities are inspected systematically by multiple agencies for compliance with the North Carolina Fire Code (Office of State Fire Marshal), the North Carolina Administrative Code (DHSR), State and Federal Conditions of Participation regulations (DHSR, CMS, Joint Commission), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations (OSHA).

All of these agencies have regulations regarding corridors and egress requirements. Please have all items stored in the corridors removed, sorted, and stored appropriately. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) only allow an exception in the corridors for crash carts which can remain in the corridor for quick access, and for infection control carts which are allowed to remain in the corridor outside of a specific room while precautions are in force for that room.

If you would like to have your area assessed for compliance, or would like to know more, please contact Plant Engineering's Safety Officer at 984-974-0320.