Space Heaters

Space heaters are only permitted if facilities cannot maintain a comfortable temperature in your work area. All space heaters must be approved for use by the UMB Fire Marshal.  

Electric space heaters are permitted, provided that they have been approved by a national recognized testing laboratory (like UL) and include a multi-directional tipover switch (automatically turn off if the heater falls over), an overheat sensor, a visible on/off indicating light, and has a guard over the heating coils. 

Electric space heaters must be located at least three feet away from any combustible materials. 

Electric space heaters may not be plugged into extension cords. 

The use of gas or oil space heaters is strictly prohibited.