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NEWS Utah Labor Commission

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CONTACT: Elena Bensor
Workplace Safety Program Manager
801-530-6918
ebensor@utah.gov

Utah Labor Commission to participate in earthquake test

SALT LAKE CITY, April 11 2012 – At 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2012 thousands of Utahns will “Drop Cover and Hold On” in The Great Utah ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in Utah history. The Labor Commission will be participating in the drill, which will involve a notification of a earthquake test, asking everyone in the office to "drop, cover and hold on," then evacuating the building. We are planning to hold follow-up meetings after the evacuation to discuss what went well and how we could improve in case it was a real earthquake.