A loss of utilities may include either a power outage or a gas leak.

In any circumstance, contact Facilities Operations during business hours at 313-593-5720 or the Department of Public Safety after hours at 313-593-5333.

Actions to Take: Specific Cases

Electrical Outage
  • Remain calm.
  • Follow directions given by the University Department of Public Safety or Facilities Management.
  • Unplug all electrical equipment including computers and turn off light switches.
  • Laboratory personnel should secure all experiments, store chemicals in their original locations, unplug electrical equipment, fully close fume hoods and shut off research gases prior to evacuating.
  • Do not light candles or other types of flame for lighting purposes.
Gas Leak
  • Follow directions given by either the Department of Public Safety¬†or Facilities Management.
  • Immediately abandon any equipment being used in or near the area--your personal safety should be your first concern.
  • Evacuate to the predetermined assembly area.
  • Do not re-enter the building until the "All Clear" has been given.
Trapped in Elevator
  • Remain calm and call 9-1-1.
  • Do not pry open the elevator doors.
  • Wait for emergency personnel to arrive and assist.

Emergency Management

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Administration Building (AB)
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