Four Steps Toward Earthquake Preparedness

Unlike other natural disasters, earthquakes occur without warning, which makes preparedness all the more important.

Implement or reevaluate these strategies to ensure the safety of employees and customers, and maintain business as usual after a disaster.

  • Secure — Identify earthquake hazards and secure moveable items.
  • Plan — Develop a disaster plan and determine communication procedures in the event of an emergency.
  • Organize — Maintain disaster supplies in safe, accessible and known locations.
  • Minimize — Reduce financial consequences by making appropriate property improvements and storing important documents in protected locations.

Download our “Drop, Cover and Hold on” poster for your workplace and find other safety resources in the CompWest Loss Control Toolbox.

For more information, visit EarthquakeCountry.org or Ready.gov.