When the shaking stops, you and your employees may likely be in some form of shock. You’re wondering if your employees are okay. You’re probably also wondering if you have to evacuate, if it’s safe to go outside, if there is a fire,  gas leak, or damage to the workplace or equipment. So much is running through your mind and everyone else’s.

We’ve developed a checklist to help guide you through what to do next. It's divided into two categories: what to do immediately and what will require your attention long term. This checklist is meant to be printed, posted at your worksite, and communicated to your team.

Remember, directly after an earthquake, your employees should evacuate and meet at a designated meeting location. This is included in your Workplace Evacuation Plan. After the evacuation is complete, follow the steps in the Post-Earthquake Checklist.