At the university where I teach one lecture, the graduate students, lecturers, post docs are getting their workspace cut in half. An office designed and built for 8 people with 8 small desks can comfortably fit 6 people (since computer equipment takes up some desk space. Most of these offices have 5-8 workers in them. Now one professor with all the power wants a 3rd and 4th break room all to himself - meaning that the easiest way for them to do so is to compact the graduate students, lecturers, and post docs into a more confined space. Their plan is to have 14 workers in the office designed for 8 people. That doesn't include the multiple undergraduate students coming for help or the outside guests who use the same offices. So on a typical hour, there will be 16 people needing desks and chairs to do their work but just ~6 available desks and 8 chairs. I think post docs, lecturers, and graduate students are exempt from any federal safety laws. But still I'm just curious if there are any minimum requirements for other office workers.