Hurricane season officially takes
effect June 1st and lasts until November 30th.
Being located on the Atlantic coast, our
location in Southeast Virginia is at risk during hurricane season of storm
surges, flooding, and extreme winds from big storms. Predictions for the 2016 hurricane season are
that it will be higher likelihood of heavy storms than average.
Hurricanes and strong summer storms can
cause downed power lines, fallen branches or entire trees, damage to buildings
from rain and wind, power outages and water damage to electrical equipment.
From your safety experts at OBBCO
Safety and Supply, we want to share some tips to keep your staff and equipment safe
in the event of a hurricane or severe storm:
safety program that includes emergency procedures (especially those for equipment
or areas of your building susceptible to storm damage).
electrical equipment is properly maintained and running efficiently – before a
electrical emergency action plan (EEAP) that determines priorities in the event
of an emergency. Includes service contract information and identify critical
spare parts that may be needed.
Stay up to date
on the most current natural disaster recovery codes and standards. Refer to the
Manufacturers Association (NEMA) guidelines for evaluating equipment following a
Know the effects of water damage or power outages to your
There is no way to prevent a natural
disaster like a flood, power outage or hurricane. But following the above steps
can help you minimize the potential damage to your business and reduce the risk
of an employee injury in the event of a storm.
For more safety tips and for all your
apparel, personal protective equipment and safety equipment needs, choose OBBCO
Safety and Supply in Chesapeake, Virginia.