Oregon Oregon Military Department, Office of Emergency Management
The earthquake drill shall be the drop, cover and hold on, or if not possible, other protective action. Written information on pre-designated evacuation routes and procedures for exiting the building shall be made available to employees.
The employer, state, or local agency may drill earthquake response procedures in addition to “drop, cover, and hold on” when it is determined on scientific evaluation of specific engineering and structural issues related to a building and with the consultation of state and local emergency management, that “drop, cover, and hold on” may not be the most effective earthquake emergency response procedure to prevent or limit injury or loss of life.
Entities are encouraged to participate in the annual state-wide “drop, cover, and hold on” earthquake drill.
Guidelines for the drill and evacuation procedures are posted on the web sites of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).