Do you know what your occupancy load is? While many businesses have been more aware than ever about how many people are allowed in their business at one time, this legal limit has been in place for likely as long as the building has been there.
An occupancy load is determined by calculating a number of factors, like how many exits a building has, how many rooms there are, what the use of the building is, and how much space a person would generally need inside that building. Putting all these factors together results in a number that is enforced by law. The main reason why occupancy load limits exist is for safety. For that reason, many regulatory authorities require the occupancy load limit to be posted at eye level near the entrance of a building, or somewhere else that is plainly visible to all who enter and exit the building.