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Escalator Falls (2020)

Chapter: Appendix A - Abbreviations, Airport Codes, and Terms

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Abbreviations, Airport Codes, and Terms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Escalator Falls. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25899.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A - Abbreviations, Airport Codes, and Terms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Escalator Falls. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25899.
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60 A P P E N D I X A Abbreviations and Airport Codes ALARP as low as reasonably practicable ANSI American National Standards Institute APTA American Public Transportation Association ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers CDG Charles de Gaulle Airport CMH John Glenn Columbus International Airport (Columbus, Ohio) CSA Canadian Standards Association ELA European Lift Association EUG Eugene Oregon Airport FIDS flight information display system GEG Spokane International Airport LAS McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) MCO Orlando International Airport MSP Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport MTH Mass Transport Hubs NEISS National Electronic Injury Surveillance System NPIAS National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems SEA Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SRQ Sarasota Bradenton International Airport TPA Tampa International Airport TSSA Technical Standards and Safety Authority YHZ Halifax Stanfield International Airport YYC Calgary International Airport Terms Color (Colour) blindness: Red-green color blindness affects about 8% of males and 0.5% of females of northern European ancestry (Colour Blindness Awareness 2019). Color blindness severity and incidence increase with age. Escalator signage: These are signs affixed to the escalator that must comply with local and state escalator codes. Homed: “Homed with open doors with green lights.” This means that when an elevator reaches its assigned floor, it will stay open until a passenger enters and pushes the button for their desired floor level. Abbreviations, Airport Codes, and Terms

Abbreviations, Airport Codes, and Terms 61 Lift: British term for “elevator.” Pattress or pattress box: The container for the space behind electrical fittings such as power outlet sockets, light switches, or electrical fixtures. Vinyl: British term for “floor decal.” Wayfinding signage: Signs guiding travelers through the air terminal.

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Escalator falls are a significant concern for risk management staff at airports and in mass transit systems. The major differences between the airport and transit environments are the amount of baggage carried onto the escalator and the level of unfamiliarity of people with the escalator environment in airports.

The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Synthesis 109: Escalator Falls identifies and describes methods to mitigate risks associated with escalator usage.

Risk management professionals from both the airport and transit environments have expressed interest in developing common reporting schemes and more robust data analysis to identify common causes of escalator falls.


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