Power Outages and Your Business

Power Outages and Your Business

Power outages present unique challenges when they occur in the workplace. Education and preparation are essential to minimizing losses and enhancing worker safety.

Power Outages Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Emergency Preparedness And Response: Power Outages
Website with resources on steps to take before, during and after a power outage, including worker safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
What You Need To Know When The Power Goes Out Unexpectedly
Very good resource for safety concerns during a power outage, including food safety, drinking water, extreme heat and cold, and carbon monoxide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Preparedness Resources

Prepare Your Employees for Power Outages

Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During a Power Outage (video)
Webpage containing radio and television PSAs on carbon monoixide.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Electrical Safety and Generators: Preventing Electrocutions Associated with Portable Generators
Factsheet discussing safety issues when using portable generators and preventive measures take.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
Factsheet discussing the risks, potential sources and prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning after an emergency situation.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Worker Safety In A Power Outage
Safety information for those working to correct power outages or for anyone who may have to deal with downed wires.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Protect Your Property and Equipment During Power Outages

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