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Earthquakes and workplaces

Source(s):  Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization (EPPO)

An occurrence of a strong earthquake during working hours may cause many problems to employers, employees and visitors such as injuries, property damage, and disruption of day-to-day operations. Proper risk assessment, including seismic risk, it is crucial to create a safe workplace.

This guide:

  • provides businesses’ managers, safety technicians and responsible individuals with practical guidelines regarding earthquake risk management.
  • highlights the importance of improving workplace’s earthquake safety by employers and employees.


Format Printed documents
Number of pages/running time 20 p.

Target audiences


Group: Adults

Educational usage

reading level Educational (post-secondary reading level)
educational usage Extra-curricular/Informal
Extra Curricular Careers  •  Civics

Additional information

Published in Greece
Previous edition(s) 2015

Dissemination history

Scale <5,000

Stategy: Stand alone (general distribution)  •  As part of training programme

Subject: Earthquake Management

Country Greece
Community National
Recipients Adults (general community, including parents)  •  Disaster managers, professionals, government employees  •  Teachers or instructors

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  • Title in Original Language Σεισμός και Εργασιακοί Χώροι
  • Year of publication 2017
  • Author(s) Kourou, A.; Bakas, K.; Ioakeimidou, A.
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Free

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