Presentation on theme: "Air Force Space Command Safety Gram July 2008 Oh Crud! What now? You ‘re white water rafting; you fall overboard: you should: 1. Shout out so the crew."— Presentation transcript:
Air Force Space Command Safety Gram July 2008 Oh Crud! What now? You ‘re white water rafting; you fall overboard: you should: 1. Shout out so the crew knows you are out of the boat. 2. Keep your feet pointed down stream, knees up. If you don’t, your foot could get snagged, dragging you under. 3. Swim where your guide tells you to. 4. Keep your oar if you still have it. Alright, there you are lighting fireworks and one misfires at you. 1. If your hair or clothes are burning, Stop, Drop, and Roll. 2. If your eyes are injured, flood them with cool water. Have a buddy cover both with sterile gauze and seek medical attention. 3. Skin burns? If you aren’t charred, then flood the burn with cool water, cover with a wet dressing and seek medical attention. 3 rd degree or full thickness burn? Do not remove any adhered clothing or material. Cover with a dry dressing and seek medical attention. You’re out in the wilderness and you become lost. 1. Stop. Cease wandering around; make it easier for rescuers to locate you. 2. Assess your conditions. Hole up and acquire some materials for a signal fire or unique markings. Check out your supplies and see what you have with you. 3. Signal. Have a rescue whistle? Then use it. Create some distinctive noise, like in bursts of three. Get that signal fire going good and smoky (but use some common sense here). In barren terrain you may create a large unique feature that can be seen from a distance. Do you operate a boat? If so you should be familiar with the following: Skier Down flag and hand signal.Diver down flag. Local Danger buoy Hazard buoy The Battery Jump. Wear eye protection when jumping a battery!! Keep a set of goggles with your cables and use them every time. 1. Turn both vehicles off and place in park or neutral with brake set. Be sure the two vehicles are not touching each other. 2. Connect the Positive (red) cable to the good battery first, then the other Positive lead to the dead battery. 3. Connect the Negative cable (not red) to the good battery first, then the other Negative lead to a good ground on the dead vehicle’s frame away from the dead battery to prevent explosion or fire from hydrogen gas that may be venting from the dead battery (this alone is a good reason to wear goggles). Sparks are common. 4. Start the good vehicle, before starting the dead vehicle. 5. Remove the cables in Reverse order. The Tire Change. 1. Park the vehicle in a safe location, well lit, away from traffic (as best you can). Also you should be on a hard, level surface. Soft sand or mud are out. 2. Turn hazard flashers on; use reflectors or even road flares as applicable. Put vehicle in Park, Brake set and Engine OFF. 3. Gather the jack, lug wrench and spare tire, inspect for serviceability. No use installing a flat Spare tire. 4. Position jack per vehicle specifications; your owners manual will tell you. 5. Loosen wheel lug nuts with the wheel on the ground. 6. Jack vehicle just enough for wheel to clear the ground 7. Remove lug nuts and flat tire. 8. Install spare tire, using a criss-cross sequence to tighten the lug nuts. Note: If you have a “donut” spare tire, heed the warnings! Fireworks -- the Hard and Fast Rules. 1. Have some basic equipment before you start. Bucket of water, perhaps an extinguisher; stuff like that. 2. Select a safe location to set them off, away from traffic and flammables like dry grass. 3. Do not attempt to re-light a dud, just douse it with water. 4. Use a punk to light fuses, not a match or cigarette lighter. 5. No fireworks handling for children. Period. Consider viewing a professional fireworks display, they are safe, fun to watch and you don’t have to clean up anything. And speaking of fire extinguishers, do you remember how they work? You can PASS this test. 1. Pull the pin. 2. Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire. 3. Squeeze the handle. 4. Sweep the nozzle back and forth. Too high Correct application The AFSPC Safety Gram is produced by SSgt Ed Di Bona IN ALL CASES KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!