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MUSC employees drop, cover and hold on in Great SE ShakeOut

By Amanda Ritsema
University Risk Management

ART 6West Digestive Disease Acute Care Unit employees Dawn Salem, from left,  Michelle Reich, Charity Berg-Maggard and Jennifer Metzger hunker down in their conference room. photo provided

At 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16, the MUSC community joined thousands of other colleges, businesses, government agencies and families across the country as they participated in the 2014 Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill.

First-year MHA program accounting students take cover on Oct. 16. photo provided

The ShakeOut is an annual opportunity for people to practice how to protect themselves and be prepared in the event of a major earthquake or catastrophe in their community. People were encouraged to drop, cover and hold on as part of the drill.  Participants were asked to submit their photos of proper earthquake protocol for the Great Southeast ShakeOut, and winners received MUSC business card holders and movie tickets to the Cinebarre Theater in Mount Pleasant.

A U.S. Geological Survey Department  of the Interior/USGS map depicts U.S. areas at risk for a major earthquake. photo provided

Photos were received from the following departments and areas: Neurosciences Research, MUSC Master’s of Health Administration Students, RT7 Endocrinology, University Finance, 5 East ART Cardiac Acute Care, 9 East Neurosciences, Engineering and Facilities, Nursing Professional Development, STNICU, Internal Medicine, Division of Neurology, Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness, Epic, 10 East Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement, Department of Surgery, University Purchasing Services, 7C Pediatrics- Infant Care Unit,  ART 6 West Digestive Disease, Pediatrics, Facilities Maintenance.

The activity was coordinated by University Risk Management. For information, visit

November 7, 2014



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