Earthquake drill in two weeks
More than 800,000 participants statewide are expected to practice earthquake survival skills during the 2016 Great Washington ShakeOut the morning of Oct. 20.
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on” at 10:20 a.m. on that day in a worldwide earthquake drill simulation. Organizers have begun conducting the drill annually to raise awareness and improve preparations for earthquakes.
Click here to register your company for the drill. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to prepare your company and employees for the earthquake drill. Click here to review recent seismic activity in the Northwest.
WRA urges members to register and participate in the drill. Analysis of disasters shows that companies can increase their odds of surviving an earthquake through better preparation regarding safety steps that can be taken.
The state Emergency Management Division is offering several useful computer links for additional information.
Rick Means, WRA’s Safety Specialist, will be reviewing the drills with the office staff. WRA will be participating in the event this year.
Rick is available to members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943-9198, x18 or firstname.lastname@example.org.