If you’re in the food and beverage industry and you’ve ever experienced a power outage, then you’re familiar with the danger they pose.Read More
Winters are, simply put, tough in the Northeast. Snowstorms, ice storms, and dangerously low temperatures—all of which can easily cause a power outage—are all too common.
Just a few months ago, an early-winter snow storm caused more than 400,000 power outages in the Northeast and New England. Then, just last week, a polar vortex swept through the Midwest and Northeast, threatening to break low temperature records originally set in the 1800s. Over 36,000 Illinois residents were left without power, as well as 13,000 in Indiana and 8,000 in Wisconsin.
With February here, we’re officially in the dead of winter—and, arguably, in the Northeast’s worst winter month.
Because of this, it’s important to ensure that your home or business is adequately powered up to prevent risking the harm and safety of your loved ones and/or employees, should a power outage occur.
Ten seconds—that’s the amount of time that power must be restored to life safety systems in the event of a power outage, per NFPA 110.
If you’re in the healthcare industry, we don’t have to tell you the immense difference that 10 seconds can make when it comes to life and death situations—you face hundreds, if not thousands, of them every day.
When it comes to saving human lives, every second counts, leaving no time for power failure.Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for ensuring that companies are running safe, healthy workplaces.
Every single week, OSHA drops in unannounced on an average of 1,000 employers to conduct a surprise inspection. With jurisdiction over roughly 7 million worksites, that may very well include your business.
So, how can you prepare for one of these unexpected visits?Read More
October may have just arrived, but winter weather is right around the corner. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Northeast can expect an unseasonably warm, wet winter—but don't be fooled by the higher-than-average temperatures. We're looking at a significant amount of precipitation, which—combined with still-cold winter weather—creates a perfect storm for inclement weather emergencies.
Be prepared to survive a winter power outage. Make sure your home, your business, and your family are ready for the worst this winter with this emergency checklist.