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Earthquake Safety The Great California ShakeOut UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Developed by Karen Hsi, UCOP EH&S Student Intern.

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1 Earthquake Safety The Great California ShakeOut UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Developed by Karen Hsi, UCOP EH&S Student Intern

2 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Over the Next 30 Years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Predicts for the San Francisco Bay Area : >63% Probability of a 6.7+Magnitude Earthquake Probability is Highest for the Hayward Fault - 31% Second Highest is the San Andreas Fault - 21%

3 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Prepare UCOP Staff Must Prepare for the Next Major Earthquake Magnitude 6.7+ Considered a Major Earthquake by USGS Loma Prieta (Oct. 17, 1989) – 6.9 Magnitude 63 Deaths, 3700 Injuries, and >$6 Billion in Damages Northridge (1994) – 6.7 Magnitude 20 Deaths and $20 Billion in Damages

4 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting The Great California ShakeOut October 21, 2010 at 10:21 AM Millions of Californians – Participate in the Largest Public Earthquake Drill Prepare Ourselves for an Earthquake at: Work, School, & Home Participants: Practice Drop! Cover! Hold On! Organizations: Practice Other Aspects of Emergency Plan UCOP – Will Be A Participant 10:21 AM

5 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting October 21, 2010 at 10:21 AM At 1111 Franklin Street and the Kaiser Building PA System will Announce Earthquake Drill UCOP Staff will Drop! Cover! Hold On! Other UCOP Sites at Leased Facilities Floor Wardens and/or Department Safety Officers will Announce Earthquake Drill UCOP Staff will Drop! Cover! Hold On!

6 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Drop! Cover! Hold On! DROP to the Ground (Before the Earthquake Drops You!), Take COVER by Getting Under a Sturdy Desk or Table, and HOLD ON to it Until the Shaking Stops

7 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Drop! Cover! Hold On! If No Desk or Table Near You Cover Face & Head with Arms and Crouch in a Corner of Room Do Not Run To Another Room to Find a Table Seek to Immediately Protect Yourself Earthquakes Occur Violently without Warning – You Would Likely Be Knocked to the Ground More Likely to Be Injured By Falling/Flying Objects

8 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Do Not …. …Face Windows – Flying Glass …Get in A Doorway Will Not Protect You From Falling Debris or Flying Glass …Run Outside Can Be Hit By Falling Debris or Flying Glass Safer to Stay Indoors Under a Table/Desk …Believe the Triangle of Life Recommendations–Have Been Discredited

9 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting After the Initial Shock Has Subsided Remain Calm & Be Prepared for Aftershocks Check for Injuries & Administer First Aid to the Degree You Are Trained Follow Directions Over Building PA System or Floor Warden Directions Cannot Immediately Evacuate the Building Must Assess Damage to Stairways Assess Outside Hazards

10 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting UCOP Great California ShakeOut Preparation Great ShakeOut/Earthquake Preparation Posters & Literature – Distributed to All UCOP Locations 1111 Franklin Street Lobby - Earthquake Preparedness Booth October 19 to 21 Information/Literature/Posters Other UCOP Locations Earthquake Preparedness Informational Materials Available Either At an Informational Table or Sent Directly to Employees via

11 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Inspect Your Work Area Secure Your Space Overhead Items Above Immediate Work Area - Remove or Secure with Earthquake Putty Overhead Shelves/Cabinets Closed or Locked Heavy Items Stored in Lower or Middle Shelves Breakables on Lower Shelves/Closed Cabinets Pictures Secured to Not Fall off Hooks Clear Exit Pathway Maintained Brace Bookshelves/Cabinets > 6 Feet Tall

12 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Personal Preparedness Comfortable Athletic-Type Shoes or Other Closed-Toe, Low/Flat Heel Shoes To Wear Emergency Self-Charging Flashlight Personal Items Up to 3 Days of Essential Medications Food/Water Plan on How to Get Home Public Transportation/BART Probably Not Operational Roads/Bridges/Freeways – Either Closed Or Gridlock

13 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Secure Your Space Inspection Checklist Web-Based Version Will Be Sent to All UCOP Employees Hard Copy From Your Department Safety Officer UCOP Be Smart About Safety Webpage Complete Inspection ASAP, No Later Than October 21, 2010

14 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Earthquake Preparedness Raffle Complete Inspection No Later Than October 21, 2010 and Be Entered into an Earthquake Preparedness Incentive Raffle Complete Inspection Checklist Online; or Drop Off Completed Hard Copy Checklist at the Earthquake Preparedness Booth Between Oct If at Off-Site Location – Complete Inspection Checklist Online or Give a Hard Copy Checklist to Your Department Safety Officer Raffle – 10 Personal Earthquake Preparedness Kits or Other Safety Incentive Awards

15 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Home Earthquake Preparedness

16 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Home Earthquake Preparedness Establish Family Earthquake Plan Practice Drills Choose Out-of-State Friend/Relative Person Family Members Can Contact to Report Whereabouts & Conditions Learn First Aid/CPR Prepare Earthquake Emergency Kit

17 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Home Earthquake Emergency Kit 1 Gallon of Water per Person per Day (3 Day Minimum) First Aid Kit/Book 3 Days of Food Non-Electric Can Opener Portable Radio, Flashlights, & Batteries Cash ($$$) Extra Glasses, House/Car Keys Essential Medications ABC Fire Extinguisher Blankets/Sleeping Bag Water Purification Kit Essentials for Infants, Elderly, or Pets How to Turn Off: Gas, Water, and Electricity

18 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting Home Earthquake Preparedness Secure Pictures/Art Secure Hot Water Heater Wrench Near Emergency Gas Shut Off Secure Heavy Items Know Safe Spots in Every Room Sturdy Tables, Desks Know Dangerous Spots in Every Room Windows, Hanging Objects, Fireplace, Appliances

19 UCOP September 2010 Safety Meeting In Closing The Great California ShakeOut – 10:21AM on Thursday, October 21, 2010 UCOP Locations will Be Participating All UCOP Employees – Inspect Your Work Area for Potential Earthquake Hazards and Remove/Minimize Hazards Assess the Earthquake Readiness of Our Homes – Prepare & Protect Family Members


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