Do your employees know what to do in an earthquake?

During an earthquake, your employees are at risk of injury, especially from falling and flying objects. Drop, Cover, and Hold On is considered the safest response when the ground starts shaking. Find out more about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

What to do Before

We all know earthquakes happen in California. Here are some tips to help you prepare your workplace and your employees for the next one.

What to do During

When the ground starts moving, Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Learn more about how Drop, Cover, and Hold On works in different situations.

What to do After

After the shaking stops, your first move is likely to check if everyone is okay. Do they need to evacuate? How much damage was done? Here are some steps to take after an earthquake.

Additional Resources

To further assist you in preparing your workplace for an earthquake, check out this list of resources that provide additional help with your earthquake planning.


Need a video for your Drop, Cover, and Hold On employee training? You can show these videos and then practice what you watched. Available in English and Spanish.

Latest Earthquake Info

Find the latest earthquake information right here. The US Geological Survey provides up-to-the-minute information on the latest earthquakes not only in California, but around the world.