Division Title
Safety
NIH Centralized Service Locations
Mechanical Spaces


​Mechanical space access is limited to authorized personnel only. Limit the number of personnel working inside the mechanical space based on 6-feet physical distancing requirements. Masks should be worn in addition to all PPE required to enter the mechanical space (closed-toed shoes, hard hat/bump cap, eye protection, work gloves, etc.). Wash hands prior to putting on and after removing PPE. ORF staff will be responsible for cleaning high touch surfaces within the mechanical space, and it is recommended to establish a schedule with written procedures. Pay special attention to “high touch" areas, such as handles, buttons, switches, and control panels. Tools needed to work inside the mechanical space should be disinfected after use. Personnel should always wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer as soon as possible when leaving those locations.