Re: Non-Minimalist instructions and Door handles

Subject: Re: Non-Minimalist instructions and Door handles
From: Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 11:50:58 EST

Yvonne Degraw writes (in part):

"An aside on door handles/bars: According to a safety engineer I once
knew, if a door to a public building doesn't open outward, it's a bad
design no matter what type of handle it has. In a fire, a crowd may
push against the door -- preventing the person closest to the door
from opening it."

What is even more scary, today the *in thing* seems to be that the
right door (as you are leaving the building) is LOCKED, routinely! I
find this at banks and at stores. (Even the company where I work,
believe it of not!)

I have asked about and I was told everything from, "Its fire
regulations", or helps prevent thefts, etc.. I think the world is
going nuts.

Don Smith

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