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1 Earthquake Safety University of California Office of the President

2 Hayward Fault 27% probability >6.7M in next 25 years

3 UCOP Emergency Preparedness Webpage Quick Link on UCOP Homepage: Webpage Content Workplace Emergency Plans Workplace Emergency Plans Personal Preparedness Information Personal Preparedness Information

4 UCOP Earthquake Preparedness Each Floor/Department/Unit Food & Water for 3 Days Food & Water for 3 Days First Aid Kit First Aid Kit Flashlight and Battery-Operated Radio Flashlight and Battery-Operated RadioIndividuals Walking Shoes Walking Shoes Individual Prescription Medications Individual Prescription Medications Personal Hygiene Items (3 days) Personal Hygiene Items (3 days)

5 Individual Work Area Preparedness Remove or Secure Heavy Overhead Items May Fall On You or Block Your Egress May Fall On You or Block Your Egress Office Contents Large Heavy Objects on Lower Shelves Large Heavy Objects on Lower Shelves Place Breakables on Lower Shelves/Closed Cabinets Place Breakables on Lower Shelves/Closed Cabinets Overhead Cabinets - Closed/Latched Secure Breakables with Quake Putty or Museum Gel

6 Seismic Hazard Mitigation Policy Free-Standing Partitions, Bookcases, Shelving, & Cabinets 6 ft. or Taller Must Be Braced or Anchored to Prevent Them From Tipping Over Must Be Braced or Anchored to Prevent Them From Tipping Over Submit i - Request to Building Services for Bracing Submit i - Request to Building Services for Bracing

7 During an Earthquake - Indoors Stay There! Do NOT Run Outside Stay Calm & Remember to Drop, Cover, and Hold Drop – Look for Cover Drop – Look for Cover Cover – Under a Sturdy Desk or Table Cover – Under a Sturdy Desk or Table Hold – onto the Furniture Leg Until Shaking Stops Hold – onto the Furniture Leg Until Shaking Stops

8 During an Earthquake - Indoors Face Away from Windows Stay Clear of Tall Objects that May Topple Over Watch for Falling Objects

9 After the Initial Shock Has Subsided Remain Calm & Be Prepared for Aftershocks Check for Injuries & Administer First Aid to the Degree You Are Trained Check for Obvious Hazards & Damage on Your Floor Do Not Turn on or Off any Lighting or Electrical Devices

10 After the Initial Shock Has Subsided Do Not Use Telephones Except in Extreme Emergencies Make sure phone is on the hook Make sure phone is on the hook Follow Directions Over Building PA System or Floor Warden Directions Use Emergency Supplies If Necessary

11 Floor Wardens After Quake Gather Occupants at Pre-Selected Gathering Place Perform Head Count – Account for Everyone Perform Head Count – Account for Everyone Search Floor for Missing or Injured Personnel Attend to Injured Persons

12 Floor Wardens After Quake Prepare Condition Report for Area & Provide to Building Management Number of People on Floor Number of People on Floor Number of Injured People & Description of Injuries Number of Injured People & Description of Injuries Description of Obvious Damage Description of Obvious Damage Immediate Needs Immediate Needs Floor Cannot Immediately Evacuate Must Assess Damage to Stairways Must Assess Damage to Stairways

13 Floor Wardens After Quake Assign a Person to Listen to the Battery- Operated Radio Surrounding Community Status Surrounding Community Status Emergency Instructions Emergency Instructions Emergency Supply Inventory May Need to Last Several Days May Need to Last Several Days Conserve Supplies Conserve Supplies Wait for O.K. to Evacuate


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