Safety

California hospitals plan for power outages

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, June 7, 2020

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

By John Palmer

California hospitals already dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic must also be ready for another hardship—planned power outages.

Developed by the state’s energy providers over the last two years as a response to historic wildfires that burned thousands of acres and threatened hospitals across the state, the rolling blackouts aim to prevent fires during the windy weather that often accompanies fire season.

Power companies such as Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have begun the precautionary power outages to prevent high winds from downing power lines, a wildfire hazard.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Healthcare Life Safety Compliance.

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular