Utility Failure

hallway photoGas:

  1. If you smell gas, and if personal safety allows, turn off the source and evacuate the immediate area.
  2. The human nose is extremely sensitive to the odorant placed into natural gas and so it is detectable far below any fire/explosion levels. Therefore, for low-level smells, immediately contact 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone).
  3. If gas odor is strong, evacuate the building using the fire alarm pull station and call 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone). Evacuate to your building Emergency
    Assembly Point.
  4. Do not turn on/off any electrical equipment or light switches.

Electrical Outage:

  1. Unplug sensitive equipment, if not connected to a surge protector.
  2. Disconnect hazardous equipment according to your local plan.
  3. Check elevators for trapped individuals and call 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone).
  4. Stay away from downed power lines.
  5. Emergency exit lighting may only stay on for a short time.
  6. During an extended power outage, you may have to leave the building and go to your building Emergency Assembly Point.
  7. In order to maximize the emergency generator run time and efficiency, please turn off power to non-essential areas (departmental kitchen, copier room, etc.) and equipment (typewriter, coffee machines, etc.).

Plumbing/Flooding:

  1. If personal safety allows, shut off electrical equipment and evacuate area. Do not enter area where live electrical circuits are in contact with water.
  2. Do not drink water from any campus system after an earthquake or a flood.
  3. Report plumbing breaks to Facilities Management at 893.2661, ext. 4, or after business hours to Police at 893-3446.

Heating and Ventilation:

Report air conditioning or heating problems to Facilities Management at 893.2661, ext. 4, or after business hours to Police at 893.3446.