a. Check for Hazards in your
b. Place large or heavy objects on
c. Hang heavy items such as picture
frames away from the workstation.
a. Under a sturdy furniture or heavy
desk or table.
b. Against an inside wall.
c. Away from where glass could
shutter, around windows, heavy
bookcases or heavy furniture could
d. In an open area, away from
buildings, trees, electrical lines,
a. Teach all how and when to switch
off electricity and water.
b. Inform everybody of emergency hot
c. Educate/teach technicians and
security guards on the manual
lowering of elevator. Indicate the
nearest floor that it can be
a. Flashlights and extra batteries.
b. Portable battery-operated radio.
c. First aid kit and manual.
d. Emergency food/water.
e. Can opener.
f. Essential medicines.
g. Sturdy shoes.
a. Conduct an audit on locating
hazards in the
b. Conduct earthquake drills.
a. All emergency lights must be
checked monthly to ensure
b. Emergency lights must be
installed inside the elevator and on
every elevator door.
a. Stay safe as possible during an
earthquake. Be aware that some
earthquakes are actually foreshocks
and a larger earthquake might occur.
b. Minimize body movements and take
a few steps to a nearby safe place
and stay indoors until the shaking
c. Drop to the ground; take cover by
getting under a sturdy table or
piece of furniture, and HOLDON until
the shaking stops. If there is no
table or desk near you, cover your
face and head with your arms and
crouch in an inside corner of the
d. Stay away from glass, windows,
outside doors and walls, and
anything that could fall, such as
lighting fixtures or furniture.
e. Use a doorway for shelter only if
it is in close proximity to you and
if you know that it is a
strongly-supported load bearing
f. Stay inside until the shaking
stops. Research has shown that most
injuries occur when people inside
buildings attempt to move to a
different location inside the
building or try to leave.
g. Be aware that the electricity
might be interrupted or that the
sprinkler system or fire alarm might
h. Do not use elevators.
a. Move away from buildings, street
lights and utility wires.
b. Once in the open, stay where you
are until the shaking stops.
c. Remember that most casualties
result from collapsing walls, flying
glass, and falling objects.
a. Do not move about or kick out
b. Try to cover your mouth with a
c. Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers
can locate you. Use a whistle if
d. Shout only as a last resort.
Shouting can cause you to inhale
dangerous amounts of dust.
a. Quickly pull to the side of the
b. Keep away from buildings, trees,
bridges, signs, overpasses, and
utility lines and poles.
c. Stay in the vehicle until it
1. Stay Calm and use common sense.
2. EXPECT AFTERSHOCKS. These
secondary shock waves are usually
less violent than the main quake but
can be strong enough to do
additional damage to weakened
structures and can occur anytime
after the quake.
3. Listen to a battery-operated
radio. Listen for the latest
4. Use telephones only to report
5. Open cabinets cautiously. Beware
of objects that can fall off
6. Stay away from damaged areas.
Stay away unless your assistance has
been specifically requested by
Police or relief organization.
Return home only when authorities
say it is safe.
7. Be aware of possible tsunamis if
it is near coastal areas. Evacuate
on higher, safer grounds.
8. Check for injuries and treat the
injured/trapped persons with first
aid. Take steps to stop bleeding and
call for medical assistance if there
is an emergency. Don't attempt to
move severely injured persons unless
they are in immediate danger of
further injury. Cover them with
9. Clean up spilled medicines or
other flammable liquid immediately.
Leave the area if you smell gas or
fumes coming from other chemicals.
10. Inspect utilities. Look for
electrical system damage. If you see
sparks, turn off the electricity
from the main switch.
11. Check for sewage and water lines
damage. If you suspect sewage lines
are damaged, avoid using the toilet
and call maintenance. If water pipes
are damaged, call maintenance and
avoid using water. Make sure that
water is potable before drinking.