Arizona State University has facilities of various types of occupancy and construction, which are occupied 24-hours a day. Access and egress systems are required by local, state and federal regulations to be maintained free of obstruction and separated from other areas within the facility. The department, unit or organization is responsible for ensuring their operation does not obstruct exit systems and occupancy limits to ensure safe egress. Environmental Health and Safety identifies safety hazards and ensure the occupants correct and maintain exit discharge systems in order to ensure safe access and egress and establish occupancy limits as necessary by code or to create a safer environment. The following guideline has been prepared for all occupants of university facilities in accordance with applicable codes and standards, ASU fire prevention and safety plan and ASU policies and procedures.