Earthquake Safety Tips For The Office- Are You Prepared?
Earthquakes are one of the most devastating natural disasters known to man. There is no way to truly predict an earthquake or to stop one from occurring. Many people think they are safe from earthquakes because there has never been one near them. This isn’t true just because it never happened doesn’t mean it can’t happen. These earthquake safety tips will help you prepare for the worst case scenario. There is no reason you can’t be fully prepared for an earthquake.
How To Make The Office Safe During An Earthquake
Many people don’t realize their office isn’t earthquake safe until it is too late. By using some of these earthquake safety tips you can help everyone be better prepared in case of a natural disaster.
- All shelves should be secured to the walls. Heavy equipment and boxes should be kept on lower shelves.
- Desk and filing cabinets should be secured to the floors to prevent them from moving.
- Stay away from windows.
- Your company should have an evacuation plan. There should be a meeting spot that is away from the building. Once you are at the meeting spot begin a roll call to see if anyone is missing. If there are missing people be sure to notify the police or rescue teams immediately.
- Have an earthquake kit in the office. It should have a radio with batteries. If the electric goes out this maybe the only way you can find out what is going on outside the building.
- First aid kit to help with small injuries.
- Emergency food and water. You should keep canned goods that stay fresh longer than other products and that don’t require heating.
- Also you should have at least 2 gallons of bottled water for each employee.
- Keep flashlights and extra batteries in various places around the office so employees can use them if needed.
- During the earthquake you should sit under your desk. This will help block any falling debris from hurting you. If you are not close to a desk than stand in a doorway.
These earthquake safety tips for the office will help keep you and everyone around you safe during this natural disaster. If you have any earthquake safety tips that you find helpful please share them with us. It is important to always think and act safely especially during an emergency.
LA and Southern California has had: (M1.5 or greater) as of May 24th 2017
- 4 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
- 38 earthquakes in the past 7 days
- 183 earthquakes in the past 30 days
The largest earthquake in LA and Southern California:
- today: 2.2 in Ojai, California, United States
- this week: 2.6 in San Jacinto, California, United States
- this month: 4.1 in Isla Vista, California, United States
- this year: 5.2 in Borrego Springs, California, United States
- 3,195 earthquakes in the past 365 days
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