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Earthquake in a Commercial Building

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

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Before 

Make a supply kit

-  Make a supply kit that has food, water, first aid kid, batteries, a flashlight, and a fire extinguisher. 

Secure items

- Secure the items that are hanging on the walls and ceiling to reduce falling objects that may lead to injuries. 

Practice

Have training sessions on what to do in case of an earthquake. Have a game plan and practice it.

During

Drop, Cover, and Hold On. 

- Drop down to the floor. Hide under a surface that can protect your body. Hold on to the object as if your life depends on it. 

Do NOT use the elevator. 

- During an earthquake the elevator can apply its emergency breaks. 

Stay inside until the shaking has stopped

- Running outside during an earthquake can be dangerous. Running during an earthquake increases the chances of falling objects that can cause you more harm. 

After

Check your injuries

Examine your body thoroughly to ensure that you have no injuries. Make it a priority to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Do not take your injuries lightly. 

Damaged building

- Avoid going into any building that appears to be damaged. 

If the building you are in is damaged, leave the building and move away from it. 

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