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August 31, 2018

Upcoming Webinar Will Give Cities Strategies to Help Local Business To Prepare for the Next Natural Disaster


The Seismic Safety Commission will host a webinar on Sept. 5 for city and county leaders who are interested in raising awareness about the practical strategies businesses can implement in advance of the next disaster. The webinar is part of the commission’s Outsmart Disaster campaign and the effort also includes the Resilient Business Challenge. The commission believes that […]
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July 23, 2018

Meet a Resilient Business: Visa


Safety is paramount at Visa. At the global payments technology company, Visa, staff safety is its first priority. Visa takes the responsibility of keeping staff safe very seriously and ensures staff is prepared for any type of event. A question Visa often asks staff members is: “If there was a life-threatening disaster or emergency, would […]
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June 06, 2018

From the California Seismic Safety Commission: Michael Gardner, Chairman


  The occurrence of major worldwide disasters is increasing. Californians must become more informed on the realistic risks earthquakes and other natural disasters pose to communities and how to better be prepared for one. This fact was emphasized in 2017 with the devastating hurricanes and fires that struck the United States and Puerto Rico. California experienced the […]
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April 26, 2018

Meet a Resilient Business: San Jose Water


San Jose Water (SJW) has been delivering safe drinking water to Bay Area families and communities for more than 150 years. SJW is committed to supporting the economic vitality, safety, and health of all of the communities it serves through its commitment to delivering the safest, highest quality drinking water available. Replacing critical water system […]
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March 23, 2018

Meet a Resilient Business: PG&E


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) provides gas and electricity to 16 million Californians. To put that number in perspective, nearly 1 out of every two people living in the state of California rely on PG&E. So what happens to gas and electricity in the aftermath of a M 7.0 earthquake? How do companies like […]
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May 05, 2017

HayWired All-Team Kick-Off


The USGS, Association of Bay Area Governments, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center and the State of California Seismic Safety Commission held the first “All-Team” kick-off meeting for the HayWired Scenario on April 24, 2017 at East Bay Municipal Utilities District in Oakland from 12:30P to 4PM.   The interactive kickoff meeting […]
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