Safety

Stakeholders interviewed in Post Occupancy Evaluations sometimes report health and safety hazards at their buildings. These apparent hazards are documented in Post Occupancy Evaluation reports for making safe and to prevent them in future buildings.

Post Occupancy Evaluation stakeholders have reported bruising, a fractured pelvis, migraines, stress and respiratory problems caused by building defects.

One of the more common/serious problems reported in Post Occupancy Evaluations of school buildings is reported to with the deaths of three children at other sites.

Another of the more common/serious problems reported in Post Occupancy Evaluations injured 12 people at one other site.

Safety by Design

Safety by design processes can include Post Occupancy Evaluation as the forum for employees and other stakeholders to bring hazards to the attention to the attention of those responsible for workplace safety.