Even though earthquakes are rare, they do occur. And they often occur with no warning at all, catching motorists off guard. If you're in an area where earthquakes may occur, train your workers how to stay safe on the road—even when it's shaking.
Earthquakes occur suddenly, without warning, which is one of the features that make them so hazardous. On the road, it's hard to control a vehicle while the earth is shaking. Remind workers that they could also be driving into road damage and that other drivers may panic.
Give them these precautions to follow if they are ever driving when an earthquake hits:
Great news! BLR's renowned Safety.BLR.com® website now has even more timesaving features. Take our no-cost site tour! Or better yet, try it at no cost or obligation for a full 2 weeks. Plus, for a limited time, get the NEW 2013 EHS Salary Guide, absolutely free.
One of the most important things to keep in mind if you are caught driving during an earthquake is that other drivers may panic. In fact, several of them may panic at the same time, thus making the roadway very hazardous.
Remain alert not only to your own circumstances but also to what other drivers are doing. Try to get your vehicle into a safe location and remain there until the quake is over.
The above information comes from BLR's "Extreme Weather Driving" PowerPoint® training presentation. For information about other BLR's PowerPoint® training sessions, click here.
Your one-stop safety management resource, available 24/7. Go here to take a no-cost site tour or here to try it in your own office! Plus, for a limited time, get the NEW 2013 EHS Salary Guide, absolutely free.
Copyright © 2013 BLR Business & Legal Reports Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.