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The following is a guideline for buildings whose primary function is not laboratory research or laboratory education.
Any building where there is a loss of ventilation (heating or cooling and/or exhaust fans) and there is a chance of exposure to a harmful substance because of the ventilation loss, must evacuate immediately.
When a building loses power, it is no longer considered a controlled environment. Emergency power is supplied to buildings to provide for safe evacuation NOT continued occupancy. Unless leaving the building would be more hazardous (for instance a power outage and a tornado warning) review the following guidelines and talk to your supervisor/manager for further information.
Please remember that during power outages, emergency lighting and other standby systems are designed to provide a temporary capability for safe egress of the building not continued normal building operations.
If you have any questions regarding the power outage procedures, contact Environmental Health & Safety at 831-8475.