Most of us believe we are prepared for the everyday kind of disaster at work: We carry extra cash, safety pins, and a cell phone. We keep a granola bar (or five) in our desk. In Seattle, we never, ever, let the coffee pot run out. But while all these things are good (especially the coffee pot), most of us never think about what we would do if a true disaster struck during the time we are at work -- the place/s where we spend more waking hours than anywhere else.
Let's take the case of an earthquake, since that's our most likely Puget Sound area disaster, and the basic things to prepare for if one occurs during our workday apply to many other scenarios as well.