Space Heater Safety Requirements

December 2019
Winter weather has arrived and you might feel the need to use a portable electric space heater in your work area. We try to avoid the use of space heaters due to power consumption and fire safety concerns. However, if you must use a space heater, please follow these space heater safety requirements:
 
  • Only use NRTL listed space heaters (UL, TUV, CSA, ETL)
  • Use only three-prong (grounded) plugs
  • Only use space heaters with automatic shut-off
  • Do not plug  space heaters into power strips. They must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.
  • Keep space heaters away from combustible materials such as paper and cardboard