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1 HOLIDAY SAFETY Naval Safety Center

2 Mishap Prevention National Safety Council estimates for Thanksgiving weekend: 418 traffic deaths 44,700 non-fatal injuries that require medical attention Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 2

3 2013 Holiday Season Fatalities Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 3 Thanksgiving (27 Nov – 1 Dec) Christmas (24 – 25 Dec) New Year (31 Dec – 1 Jan) PMVNavy010 Marines000 RECREATION/ OFF DUTY Navy000 Marines002 Naval Safety Center data as of 11/24/2014 Fatalities are from a year ago.

4 Mishap Contributing Factors Excessive speed Distractions Alcohol Poor decisions/judgment Inability to assess and minimize hazard Overconfidence Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 4

5 Speeding Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 5

6 Speeding Why? How much additional time will an accident or ticket cost? Is it worth it? Speeding mishaps occur: not on interstates on local roads; speed > 55mph areas of impaired vision – curves, intersections, steep grades Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center Act of exceeding posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions. 6

7 Driving Distractions Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 7

8 Driving Distractions Distraction: Anything taking eyes or mind off task of driving. Visual Mechanical Cognitive Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center “80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involved driver inattention within three seconds of the crash” – Virginia Tech Transportation Institute “Drive now! Talk, eat and groom later.” 8

9 Seatbelts “Single most effective means of protection in crash” Prevents ejection Spreads impact 40% decrease in fatal injury potential It’s the law Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 9

10 Fatigue Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 10

11 SIGNSHOW TO AVOID FATIGUE Burning EyesGet Regular Sleep Heavy EyelidsRecognize Signs Inability to FocusGet Off Road Yawning12 am – 6 am Fatigue Physiological state associated with reduced alertness, performance and output. Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 11

12 Alcohol Legal substance (those of age) Thanksgiving mishaps – 40% Mixes with H2O, Coke, 7Up Does not mix with driving, firearms, snow skiing and other winter sports Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 12

13 Firearms Rule #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. Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 13

14 Food Preparation and Handling Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 14

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 15

16 Home Injuries Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 16

17 Home Injuries Home Safety Council’s Top 5 Non-Fatal Injuries: 1.Falls (account for 41% of all home non-fatal injuries) 2.Struck by/against objects 3.Cuts/piercings 4.Overexertion 5.Poisoning Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center 17

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 Center ORM online: 18

19 Operational Risk Management Gauge your risk and use resources to avoid potential for error. Use the ABC D Model before, during and after your holiday trip. Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center Customize resource blocks with holiday- related activities, e.g., pre-trip checklist, road trip rules for kids, GPS and maps. ORM online: 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. 19

20 Travel Risk Planning System On-line, survey-style, risk-assessment tool Mitigates risk associated with driving long distances Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center Image: 20

21 Summary Holiday Safety - Naval Safety Center Plan ahead. Stay aware. Keep risk to a minimum. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season! 21


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