2Mishap PreventionNational Safety Council estimates for Thanksgiving weekend:418 traffic deaths44,700 non-fatal injuries that require medical attentionHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
32013 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.
4Mishap Contributing Factors Excessive speedDistractionsAlcoholPoor decisions/judgmentInability to assess and minimize hazardOverconfidenceHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
6SpeedingAct 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
7Driving DistractionsHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
8Driving 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.”
9Seatbelts “Single most effective means of protection in crash” Prevents ejectionSpreads impact40% decrease in fatal injury potentialIt’s the lawHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
1117 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
12Alcohol 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.
13FirearmsHoliday 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.
14Food Preparation and Handling Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center
15Food 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
16Home InjuriesHoliday Safety - Naval Safety Center
17Home 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
18Operational 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:
19Operational 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:
20Travel Risk Planning System On-line, survey-style, risk-assessment toolMitigates risk associated with driving long distancesHoliday Safety - Naval Safety CenterImage:
21Summary Plan ahead. Stay aware. Keep risk to a minimum. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center