Management Alert: Hazardous Electrical Current in Office and Residential Buildings Presents Life, Health, and Safety Risks at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

MA-16-01
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    Recommendation Number
    1
    Closed Acceptable Alternative Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Facilities Management Office, in coordination with Embassy Kabul, take immediate action to: (1) examine the installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and appliances in the New Office Annex and Staff Diplomatic Apartment-1: (2) determine the cause for the objectionable current, and (3) correct the deficiencies.

    Recommendation Number
    2
    Closed Acceptable Alternative Significant

    OIG recommends that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations' Facilities Management Office, in coordination with Embassy Kabul, determine what mitigation measures can be immediately taken to eliminate or reduce risk to personnel occupying the buildings.

    Recommendation Number
    3
    Closed Acceptable Alternative Significant

    OIG recommends that Embassy Kabul, to the extent necessary, inform residents of the existence of objectionable current and the risks associated with it, and provide instructions on how to eliminate or avoid accompanying hazards.