7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business


"7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business" is a 16-page guide that targets small to medium sized companies. Over 99 percent of all businesses in the United States employ fewer than 500 people. So, the vast majority of at-risk businesses are small with limited staff and resources compared to their corporate neighbors. And solutions for reducing disaster risk can be simple and cost effective. We have done the leg-work for you and have condensed information into a simple and easy-to-use guide. While focusing on earthquakes in California, this guide is valuable to all businesses in the U.S. and the recommended 7 Steps apply to all-hazards.

"7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business: A Supplemental Guide to Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country" is produced by the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA).


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