Safety Topic: The Great Washington ShakeOut is just weeks away

Sep 30, 2021
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Written by Washington Retail
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More than 800,000 participants statewide are expected to practice earthquake survival skills during the 2021 Great Washington ShakeOut on the morning of October 21

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” at 10:21 AM in their time zone 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.

WR 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, WR’s Safety and Claims Administrator, will be reviewing the drills with the office staff. WR plans to participate in the event this year. Is your company participating?

More preparedness links can be found on RS SafetyTV. Will you be ready?

Rick Means, Director of Safety and Education, is available to help members draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact Rick at 360-943-9198, Ext. 118 or [email protected].