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ELECTRICAL POWER and POTABLE WATER FAILURE


Last Modified: 8/12/2016

In Case of Electric Power Outage


  1. If working with chemicals under the fume hood:
    • cap the container

    • close the hood sash

    • contact your supervisor or the person currently directing work in the laboratory

    • Exit the building

  2. Emergency lighting will illuminate the exit paths during a power outage

    • In Case of Potable Water Failure


In event of potable water outage, emergency eyewash and emergency shower stations will not function. Cease using hazardous chemicals immediately and exit the building