When the shaking stops, you and your employees may likely be in some form of shock. You’re wondering if they’re okay. You’re probably also wondering if you have to evacuate, if it’s safe to go outside, if there’s damage to the workplace or any equipment, could there be a fire or gas leak. 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 is broken 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 the designated meeting location. This is included in your Workplace Evacuation Plan. After that, follow the steps in the Post-Earthquake Checklist.