Happy National Elevator And Escalator Safety Awareness Week!

Just a heads up that November 12 through November 18th is the thirteenth annual National Elevator and Escalator Safety Awareness Week according to the USBFB’s sources at the MBTA. FABULOUS.

Interestingly, this is, apparently, an effort led by the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, an actual non-profit 501(c)3 based out of Mobile. Highlights include their kid’s elevator education section (with mascot), and photos from their annual conferences featuring a “Gong Show” event with a terrifying guy wearing a Mr. T outfit.

Protips:

  • Step on and off with care.
  • Stand toward the middle of the step – away from the sides and face forward.
  • Check the direction of the moving steps.
  • Step on promptly.
  • Hold children firmly.
  • When exiting escalator, don’t hesitate. Step off promptly.

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