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FEMA P-767: Earthquake Mitigation for Hospitals
June 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Time: 9am-1pm (Pacific) / 8am-12pm (Alaska)
Date: Wednesday, June 23
Instructor: Ed Huston, Owner and Principal, Huston Structural Engineering
Materials: FEMA 396 report, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (in PDF); FEMA P-767 training PowerPoint presentation, Earthquake Mitigation for Hospitals: Training Program and Presentation Slides (in PDF); and FEMA E-74 report, Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage (in PDF).
Description: In this web-based training, participants are introduced to earthquake hazards in health care settings and learn about methods that can be used to analyze and reduce risks of damage in hospitals and other medical buildings. Such facilities have unique nonstructural components, including equipment and infrastructure systems that can become sources of injury or damage even during smaller earthquakes. By implementing sound, cost-effective mitigation measures, health care facilities can reduce seismic risks and ensure that, in the event of an earthquake, they can remain in operation to serve their communities.
Target Audience: The target audience for this web-based training includes hospital facilities managers, engineers, administrators, and other hospital personnel.