ECA Safer At Home Webinar Series

Those of us who live in earthquake country know that large earthquakes may happen at any time.  Fortunately there are simple steps we all can take to be “safer at home” before the earth shakes– even while being safer at home due to COVID-19 (or as we adapt to new, modified workplace and public environments).  This is why the Earthquake Country Alliance is the Safer At Home Webinar Series, with a special webinar for each of the Seven Steps to Earthquake SafetyThe information provided will also be useful in the workplace or in schools.

Webinars for Steps 2-7 are being planned.  Check back here to learn more, or Join ECA to receive emails when they are announced.


Step 1 graphic showing a bookshelf and water heater being secured

STEP 1: Secure Your Space

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This webinar focused on Step 1 of the Seven Steps: “Secure Your Space” by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.

Earthquake shaking can move almost anything, even large or heavy items. Imagine your home or workplace being picked up and shaken sideways – what would be thrown around? What might hit you or others, what valuables might be damaged, and how might your exits be blocked?

The webinar highlights how easy it is to secure contents in your home (or elsewhere) to reduce these dangers to life and property. Live demonstrations and videos from industry experts show how to install or apply straps, latches, and other fasteners, while answering questions.

Host:
Ines Pearce (Chair, ECA Business Committee / Pearce Global Partners)

Moderators:
Sharon Sandow de Groot (ECA / SCEC)
Jason Ballmann (ECA / SCEC)

Presenters:

Mark Benthien (ECA Executive Director / SCEC)

Glen Granholm (Safe-T-Proof)

Trevyn Reese (ReadyAmerica)

Presentation Slides with Notes (PDF)
 

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Webinars for Steps 2-7 are being planned.  Check back here to learn more, or Join ECA to receive emails when they are announced.