DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 6-Administration

Policy No: 80

Approved: 3/11/98

Policy: EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY

6-80 EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY

80.1 Recommendations:

80.1.1 During the earthquake employees should take refuge in a permanent wall doorway, or archway (not a temporary partition wall archway) or under their desks. They should stay away from windows which may shatter.

80.1.2 After the quake stops, employees should stay put, where possible, as secondary shockwaves may make hallways and exits hazardous.

80.1.2.1 If the fire alarm sounds or during a period of calm, employees should proceed quickly to their nearest exit and carefully proceed outside watching for falling objects.

80.2 Maintenance and security staff will search for building damage.

80.2.1 Area administrators should call security to report serious structural or window damage and hazardous materials danger. (Minor interior breakage or damage will be noted during a complete inspection and need not be reported.)