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  • Learn to swim. Sooner or later, you're going in, and you don't want to have to rely on a life preserver or a passenger. Don't drink while boating. It leaves you tipsy, both mentally and physically. More than half of the people who drown in boating accidents have been drinking. Wear an approved life jacket, and make sure your passengers do, too. Before you launch, tell someone where you're headed and when you'll be back at the dock. In an emergency, rescuers will need to know where to start looking. Keep learning about boats and the water. Groups including the U.S. Power Squadron and the Coast Guard Auxiliary teach classes in navigation, weather and emergency procedures. Check the forecast and watch the weather while you're underway. If you see or hear a storm, get back to land.
  • Shipmates watch out for each other. If one of your friends or shipmates seems depressed or is acting differently, ASK if he or she is depressed or thinking about suicide. Let them know you CARE. Get them assistance (TREATMENT) as soon as possible. You can make a difference if you suspect someone may be considering suicide. Suicide can be prevented.
  • Summer Safety2011

    1. 2. What, me worry? <ul><li>The summer season brings the potential for increased risk. Does that mean you have to worry? Not really. Just plan for: </li></ul><ul><li>More people on the roadways </li></ul><ul><li>More water recreation </li></ul><ul><li>More sporting activities </li></ul><ul><li>More partying </li></ul>
    2. 3. Summer 2010 Statistics <ul><li>Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2010 … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Sailors and 14 Marines lost their lives </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. How They Died <ul><li>4 drowned </li></ul><ul><li>5 died during recreational activities </li></ul><ul><li>6 died on motorcycles </li></ul><ul><li>13 died in cars and trucks </li></ul>These numbers represent a huge improvement over past summers, but they also represent 28 trained and ready Sailors and Marines who aren’t with us this year.
    4. 5. Trends in Summer Safety <ul><li>After spiking in 2008, summer deaths decreased in 2009 and 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54% decrease for Sailors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>37% decrease for Marines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Compared to 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The 5-year average is 44 Sailor and Marine deaths each summer </li></ul>
    5. 6. Summer Focus Areas <ul><li>Personal Motor Vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Water Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Assault </li></ul>
    6. 7. Motor Vehicle <ul><li>Start every trip well-rested </li></ul><ul><li>Drive during daylight hours </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule breaks every two hours </li></ul><ul><li>Never drink and drive </li></ul><ul><li>Pull over if you get tired. It’s better to get there late than not at all! </li></ul>
    7. 8. Use TRiPS for your Trip! <ul><li>TRiPS = Travel Risk Planning System </li></ul><ul><li>An easy, online survey that helps you recognize and reduce travel risks </li></ul><ul><li>Many more benefits! </li></ul>Access TRiPS through Navy Knowledge Online
    8. 9. Motorcycles <ul><li>Profile of a Fatal Rider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport bike rider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First year rider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No formal training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t know limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failed to identify hazards </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Alcohol Awareness <ul><li>Drinking Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absorption of alcohol depends on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your size, weight, body fat and sex </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amount of alcohol consumed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amount of food in your stomach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of medications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of STDs are transmitted by drunk partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 67% of unplanned pregnancies, at least one partner was drunk. </li></ul></ul>Information courtesy of
    10. 11. Watching your Weight? Beer, wine and spirits contain empty calories meaning they are void of nutritional value and just pack on the pounds without helping your body perform any of its vital functions. If you drink a six-pack of beer every day , that’s like ingesting a Big Mac and Medium Fries EVERY DAY! Beverage Calories per 1 Fluid Oz Example Serving Total Calories Beer (regular) 12 12 oz. 144 Beer (light) 9 12 oz. 108 White wine 20 5 oz. 100 Red Wine 21 5 oz. 105 80 proof spirits 64 1.5 oz. 96
    11. 12. <ul><li>Have you ever felt you should cut back on your drinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your drinking ever make you late for work? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever forget what you did while you were drinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won’t? </li></ul><ul><li>Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever need a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover? </li></ul>How Do I Know if I Need Help!?!?!
    12. 13. How Do I Know if I Need Help? <ul><li>If you answered YES, even once, to the questions on the pervious slide, YOU may have a problem with alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>Help is easy to find! </li></ul><ul><li>Learn what Tricare can do by visiting </li></ul><ul><li>To find a local resource, call the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at 1-800-662-HELP </li></ul>Have you ever …
    13. 14. Don’t Be That Guy … <ul><li>Not Cool </li></ul><ul><li>Not Sexy </li></ul><ul><li>Not Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>If you choose to drink, do so in MODERATION. </li></ul>
    14. 15. It’s No Laughing Matter <ul><li>Alcohol-related mishaps kill and injure Sailors and Marine every summer. </li></ul>
    15. 16. Preventing Sexual Assault <ul><li>Preventing Sexual Assault is an All Hands Responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>The crime hurts the victim, but also the unit and the Fleet as a whole. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Preventing Sexual Assault <ul><li>Anyone can become a victim of sexual assault, but you can reduce your risk. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you drink, do so in moderation. Studies indicate that about half of all U.S. sexual assaults involve the use of alcohol by the offender, the victim, or both. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not leave your beverage unattended or accept a drink from an open container. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you date someone, communicate clearly with that person to ensure he or she knows your limits from the beginning. Both verbal and nonverbal (body language) communication can be used to ensure the message is understood. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Water Awareness <ul><li>Learn to Swim </li></ul><ul><li>Swim where lifeguards are present </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a close eye on kids </li></ul><ul><li>Obey signs about water conditions </li></ul>
    18. 19. Boating Safety Take a Coast Guard approved boating safety class
    19. 20. Summer Sports Safety <ul><li>Stretch prior to activity </li></ul><ul><li>Stay hydrated </li></ul><ul><li>Wear proper gear and footwear </li></ul><ul><li>Know your limits! </li></ul>
    20. 21. Suicide Warning Signs <ul><li>Expressing suicidal thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Increased drug and/or alcohol use </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawal from friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Recklessness </li></ul>ACT: ASK, CARE, TREAT
    21. 22. Setting the Bar High! <ul><li>Summer 2010 was statistically the safest on record. </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do to keep that trend moving in the right direction? </li></ul>
    22. 23. Have a Fun, Fabulous and Safe Summer Season! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>