NIEHS Earthquake Response Training Tool: Protecting Yourself While Responding to Earthquakes

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Summary Statement

Links to the NIEHS earthquake response training website, which includes materials in multiple languages and links to related resources.

The NIEHS Earthquake Response Training Tool:  Protecting Yourself While Responding to Earthquakes is an awareness-level health and safety resource for “skilled support personnel” who will participate in an earthquake response and cleanup.  It is available as a PDF file and as a PowerPoint with 104 slides.  It covers earthquake basics and general response procedures, identifying and controlling specific hazards created by earthquakes, and task-specific hazards from equipment and procedures used during earthquake responses. This tool can be used by trainers in developing an earthquake awareness level course.