Preparing for Power Outages

Preparing for Power Outages

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  • Creating a comprehensive list of all potentially impacted equipment and teams
  • Addressing who should be notified of the outage, including utility company, employees, and customers
  • Ensuring that emergency evacuation routes are accessible for all employees (factoring in disabled elevators, illuminated signage, electronic doors, etc.)
  • Ensuring data and IT systems are protected
  • Understanding and following proper usage of portable generators to avoid shock and electrocution, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire, and noise and vibration hazards
  • Providing essential needs, such as availability of food and water, safety of medicine and medical devices, adequate internal temperature, and detection of increased levels of carbon monoxide
  • Providing alternative lighting