- Attach all bookcases, cabinets, compressed gas cylinders and other furnishings to a wall or to the floor.
- Store all heavy items below head level.
- Restrain chemicals on open shelves with seismic retaining strips (see Administrative Services Policy 5445, Seismic Hazard Reduction at http://www.policy.ucsb.edu/policies/ucsb-manuals-resources for more information).
Get to an open area away from trees, buildings, and power lines.
- Pull to the side of the road away from underpasses, bridges and buildings.
- Remain in the vehicle until the shaking stops. Do not leave the vehicle if a power line has fallen on or near it.
- Stay away from windows and get under a desk or a table.
- Duck, cover and hold.
- In a hallway, sit against the wall and protect your head with your arms.
- In an auditorium, duck between the rows of seats and protect your head.
- Wait inside until the shaking stops, then evacuate the building and go to your building Emergency Assembly Point.
- Do not use elevators for evacuation.
- Designated personnel should assist individuals with mobility disabilities to a safe location, e.g., an enclosed stairwell landing with a ground level exit to the exterior or, if obstructed, an office space with a door. See the tabs, “Campus Evacuation,” “Building Evacuation,” and “Persons with Disabilities.”
- Report to your Department Safety Representatives (DSR). The DSR will complete a department status report and transmit it to the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
- Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency response personnel.