On October 20, 2011 British Columbia is holding a shake out – this is an earthquake preparedness exercise. For those of us who work in warehouses, this is a good reminder to check on what you should do in the event of an earthquake in your workplace. Badly stacked racks, racks not bolted to the ground, emergency exits that are inaccessible are just some of the things to look out for. Take a look around you right now – where is your nearest exit, should you leave or stay put, what could fall on top of you? For more information check out the resources on the shake out website: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/resources/index.html.
Want to know what we could face then view this video taken in Christchurch, New Zealand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8H1y7TBa1Q.