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Task force urges caution in selecting after-market doors and locks

Members of the Oregon Task Force on School Safety are reminding schools to be careful about installing certain after-market door-locking devices.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office, which has a representative on the task force, cautions that some such devices may not comply with state building codes.

Peggy Holstedt, OSBA’s director of policy services and a member of the task force, said this is an important aspect for schools to consider as they focus on facilities in the interest of safety.

Specifics on the issue can be found in these Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal publications: