Earthquake Safety - Are You Prepared?

Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.

Earthquakes have become a way of life in California with the occurrence of several large earthquakes in California during the last few years. They are reminders to us that the big one may still be out there and, perhaps, not too far in the future.

The first step to building an effective earthquake safety and preparaedness plan is having an earthquake kit and earthquake supplies for your busienss, home and car.

Earthquakes shake the earth with a violent and devastating force that can cause wide spread casualties and destruction. Training and practice will help yoru staff properly respond before, during and after the earthquake, and provide proper assistance until advanced life support arrives - which could be up to 72 hours after the earthquake. You may be on your own for 3 days or more before getting professional assistance.
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the Earth caused by the breaking and shifting rock beneath the Earth's surface. For hundreds of millions of years, the forces of plate tectonics have shaped the Earth as the huge plates that form the Earth's surface move slowly over, under, and past each other. Sometimes the movement is gradual. At other times, the plates are locked together, unable to release the accumulating energy. When the accumulated energy grows strong enough, the plates break free causing the ground to shake. Most earthquakes occur at the boundaries where the plates meet; however, some earthquakes occur in the middle of the plates.
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Safety Works has conducted earthquake preparedness training seminars throughout California to prepare small, medium and large sized businesses for the the next big earthquake.
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Our earthquake instructors are available to help prepare your company now for earthquake response. Don't delay and prepare today.