Oiled Sea Otter Capture Course

Seismic Safety

Wildlife Responder Responsibility

Each worker is responsible for the seismic safety of any equipment he or she brings in to the work area. Such things as book cases and heavy items must be securely fastened to the building. Also, shelves should be guarded to prevent falling objects. A bar or chain is recommended across all open shelving.

Miscellaneous Hazards

Earthquake safety measures have been developed to protect personnel in the event of a seismic disturbance. Sufficient protection is required to allow time for personnel to exit an endangered area without injury. All equipment, hardware, and objects inside and outside of buildings must be adequately restrained and/or anchored to ensure that they do not block escape routes during seismic ground motion.