2 Mishap PreventionNational Safety Council estimates for Thanksgiving weekend:418 traffic deaths44,700 non-fatal injuries that require medical attentionHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
3 2013 Holiday Season Fatalities Thanksgiving(27 Nov – 1 Dec)Christmas(24 – 25 Dec)New Year(31 Dec – 1 Jan)PMVNavy1MarinesRECREATION/OFF DUTY2Holiday Safety - Naval Safety CenterNaval Safety Center data as of 11/24/2014Fatalities are from a year ago.
4 Mishap Contributing Factors Excessive speedDistractionsAlcoholPoor decisions/judgmentInability to assess and minimize hazardOverconfidenceHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
6 SpeedingAct of exceeding posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions.Why? How much additional time will an accident or ticket cost? Is it worth it?Speeding mishaps occur:not on interstateson local roads; speed > 55mphareas of impaired vision – curves, intersections, steep gradesHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
7 Driving DistractionsHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
8 Driving DistractionsDistraction: Anything taking eyes or mind off task of driving.VisualMechanicalCognitive“80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involved driver inattention within three seconds of the crash”– Virginia Tech Transportation InstituteHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center“Drive now! Talk, eat and groom later.”
9 Seatbelts “Single most effective means of protection in crash” Prevents ejectionSpreads impact40% decrease in fatal injury potentialIt’s the lawHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
11 17 straight hours awake = BAC .05 FatiguePhysiological state associated with reduced alertness, performance and output.SIGNSHOW TO AVOID FATIGUEBurning EyesGet Regular SleepHeavy EyelidsRecognize SignsInability to FocusGet Off RoadYawning12 am – 6 amHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center17 straight hours awake = BAC .05
12 Alcohol Legal substance (those of age) Thanksgiving mishaps – 40% Mixes with H2O, Coke, 7UpDoes not mix with driving, firearms, snow skiing and other winter sportsHoliday Safety - Naval Safety CenterDrink in moderation.Designate a driver.
13 FirearmsHoliday Safety - Naval Safety CenterRule #1 Always treat guns as if they were loaded. Rule #2 Always keep guns pointed in a safe direction. Rule #3 Always keep weapons on safe and finger off the trigger until ready to fire. Rule #4 Always keep guns unloaded until ready to use.
14 Food Preparation and Handling Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center
15 Food Preparation and Handling Proper handling is key.Bacteria will spoil holiday meals. Follow these simple preparation tips:Thaw turkey in refrigerator by weight.Use separate cutting boards and utensils; if using one cutting board, wash often in hot soapy water.Cook turkey and stuffing separately; 165 degrees F indicates doneness.Store leftovers quickly and properly.Ensure chilled foods are properly stored and handled.Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center
16 Home InjuriesHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
17 Home Injuries Home Safety Council’s Top 5 Non-Fatal Injuries: Falls (account for 41% of all home non-fatal injuries)Struck by/against objectsCuts/piercingsOverexertionPoisoningHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
18 Operational Risk Management Manage your holiday plans and activities by applying the principles of ORM and the A-B-C-D process of time-critical risk management.Holiday Safety - Naval Safety CenterORM online:
19 Operational Risk Management Gauge your risk and use resources to avoid potential for error. Use the ABCD Model before, during and after your holiday trip.Green = Good situational awareness. You can catch errors before they occur.Yellow = Higher chance of errors. Tools and resources not in place to catch errors.Red = Very high chance of serious error. Stress may be high, tunnel vision may occur.Customize resource blocks with holiday-related activities, e.g., pre-trip checklist, road trip rules for kids, GPS and maps.Holiday Safety - Naval Safety CenterORM online:
20 Travel Risk Planning System On-line, survey-style, risk-assessment toolMitigates risk associated with driving long distancesHoliday Safety - Naval Safety CenterImage:
21 Summary Plan ahead. Stay aware. Keep risk to a minimum. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center