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101 Days of Summer Safety

  1. 1. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 1Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12101 Days of SummerSafety Campaign27 May - 3 September 2013
  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 2Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12101 DAYS OF SUMMER• Mission• Water Safety• Home Safety• Heat Injury Prevention• Sports/ Fitness• Spring Safety• POV Driving• POM Driving• POW Safety• Risk Mitigation• Equipment Fielding
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 3Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12MISSIONTo encourage Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians tofocus on Safety during the summer months. To promoteresiliency within the Fort Riley community and to protect andpreserve Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians fromaccidents and injuries incurred On and Off Duty.
  4. 4. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 4Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12• Always wear a personal flotation device• Get the boat checked• Watch the weather to prepare for localconditions and electrical storms• Communicate trip details in event of anemergency• Do not swim or wade near a boatsexhaust pipe, sit on the swim platformwhen the engine is running or hold ontothe deck when the boat is moving• Have CPR instructions and localemergency numbers on the boatWATER SAFETY
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 5Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12WATER SAFETY Boating Safety Laws:• Kansas law requires any person born on or after January 1,1989 must complete an approved boater safety educationcourse in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat on publicwaters in Kansas• This requirement does not apply to a person accompanied byand under the direct supervision of a person over 17years of age who either possesses a certificate of completionof an approved boater safety education course, or is legallyexempt from the requirement• Approved Kansas Safe Boaters Course is provided byOutdoor Recreation, Contact 785-239-2271
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 6Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12WATER SAFETY Kansas Safe Boaters Course:• Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation also requires that persons desiringto rent or operate a motorized boat at the Fort Riley Marina musthave the Kansas Boaters Card• Kansas Safe Boaters Course - $5/person2 Day Course – Classroom (Day 1, 1730-2130) and on Water(Day 2, 0830-1530)Limited RegistrationClassroom portion taught by Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers;Water portion taught by Kansas Wildlife & Parks StaffAll watercraft provided from Fort Riley MarinaCourse is NSBLA approved
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 7Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12WATER SAFETYPersonal Water Craft(PWC) Safety:• PWC are jet skis, Seadoos,Waverunners etc…• PWCs are Class A boats andmust comply with all boatinglaws, registrationprocedures, operation andequipment requirements inaddition to the regulationsspecific to PWCs
  8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 8Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12WATER SAFETYY• Always swim with a buddy• Avoid drinking alcohol before or during anywater activity• Select swimming sites that have on-dutylifeguards• Do not use air-filled or foam toys in place ofpersonal flotation devices; they are notdesigned to keep swimmers safe• Supervise children• Learn CPR
  9. 9. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 9Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12WATER SAFETY Swimming Safety :• Prevent drowning incidents: Learn to swim and know “yourlimits” Swim in supervised areas Obey “NO DIVING” signs Don’t drink and swim Wear personal flotation deviceswhen boating and fishing Know the weather conditions Use common sense - don’t swimafter eating, while chewing gumor after drinking.
  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 10Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY• Create and practice a family plan for eachemergency hazard• Prepare a Family disaster kit with drinkingwater, food, blankets, flashlights, batteries,extra clothing and prescription medications• Post emergency phone numbers next to yourtelephones• Gather information about weather hazards inyour area• Contact your local emergency managementoffice and learn your community’s warningsignals and evacuation plans• Purchase a weather radio
  11. 11. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 11Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY
  12. 12. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 12Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY Cooking Safety:• Each year in North America, more than100,000 home fires start in the kitchen,killing hundreds of people and injuringthousands Never leave cooking unattended - Twoout of five deaths in home cookingfires occur because the cooking wasunattended Keep cooking area clean - Alwayswipe appliances and surfaces aftercooking to prevent grease buildup Do not store flammable objects nearthe stove - Curtains, pot holders, dishtowels and food packaging can easilycatch fire
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 13Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY Cooking Safety:• Always turn pot handles toward the center ofthe stove - Turning handles inward canprevent pots from being knocked off the stoveor pulled down by small children• Wear short or close-fitting sleeves whencooking - Fires can occur when clothingcomes in contact with stovetop burners• Heat cooking oil slowly - Heating oil tooquickly can easily start a fire. Never leave hotoil unattended• Teach children safe cooking - Young childrenshould be kept at least 3 feet (1 meter) awayfrom the stove while older Family membersare cooking
  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 14Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY• Fire Safety:• Install and test smoke alarms and carbonmonoxide alarms throughout the house• Batteries should be changed at leastonce a year• Place fire extinguishers in the kitchen andother rooms• Never smoke in bed• Turn off appliances when they are not inuse• Run electrical cords along walls, notunder rugs
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 15Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY Fire Safety:• Dont overload outlets and extensioncords• Never store flammable liquids such ascleaning agents and paint supplies nearheating units• Keep space heaters a safe distancefrom combustibles. Be sure to follow themanufacturers guidelines• Have more than one escape route fromyour home. Practice these routes withyour Family
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 16Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY
  17. 17. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 17Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY Slips, Trips and Falls:• Avoid bumps and bruises by following these basicsafety tips: Make sure staircases are well lit and haveconvenient switches and night-lights at the topand bottom Securely fasten all carpeting and make sure allthrow rugs or area rugs have non-skid backing Install rubber mats or safety decals in bathtubsand showers Close cabinet doors and drawers when they arenot in use Keep staircases and hallways free of clutter
  18. 18. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 18Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HOME SAFETY Animal Safety:• FR Regulation 40-18, Pet Control andDisease Prevention strictly prohibitsboarding any dog of a breed that isdeemed “aggressive or potentiallyaggressive.”• This includes the following breeds:Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, DobermanPinschers, Chows and wolf hybridsor any other breed that has apropensity for dominant oraggressive behavior• Keep children away from these dogs
  19. 19. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 19Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION• Wear sunglasses with total UV protection• Wear wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirtsand pants• Avoid direct exposure as much as possibleduring peak UV radiation hours• Apply sunscreen properly• Drink plenty of water• Avoid energy drinks• Take more frequent breaks in the cool shadedarea
  20. 20. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 20Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Common heat injuries are:• Sunburn• Heat Rash• Heat Cramps More severe heat injuries are:• Heat Exhaustion• Heat Stroke
  21. 21. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 21Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION To prevent sunburn:• Use sunscreen - SPF of 45+ isrecommended (don’t forget toapply to the back of knees, neck,elbows and ears) re-apply often.• Moderation - avoid extendedexposure during peak hours (1000-1600)• Cover up (brimmed hat, beachumbrella, etc…)• Seek medical care if severelyburned
  22. 22. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 22Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Heat Rash:• Cause Skin irritation caused by excessivesweating during hot, humid weather• Symptoms Red cluster of pimples or small blisters• Treatment Provide a cooler, less humid environment Dusting with baby powder containing cornstarch Avoid lotions and oils Take cool shower Change clothes
  23. 23. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 23Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Heat Cramps:• Cause Excessive loss of salt from the body• Symptoms Painful cramps of the major musclegroups (arms, legs, or stomach)• Treatment Dampen skin with cool water Move to shaded area Monitor condition
  24. 24. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 24Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Heat Exhaustion:• Cause Excessive loss of salt andwater in the body• Symptoms Profuse sweating, headache,paleness, weakness nausea,cool moist skin, tinglingsensation in extremities• Treatment Provide water, shade, elevatefeet, monitor condition Seek medical attention
  25. 25. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 25Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Heat Stroke:• Cause The body’s heat regulatorymechanism stops• Symptoms Headache, dizziness, delirium,weakness, nausea red, hot skin,unconsciousness• Treatment Move to shade, cool down by soakingclothes Elevate feet, fan to cool down Massage extremities Seek medical attentionimmediately
  26. 26. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 26Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS• Wear loose, light-colored clothing andcomfortable shoes• Stretch before and after running• Stay hydrated and avoid drinks withhigh sugar concentrations• Run in the shade whenever possible;heat is an issue even if you’re not inthe direct sun• Know your limits. Start with a shortrun and build on it over time
  27. 27. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 27Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS After a long cold winter the summer monthsare a great time to get back into shape:• Follow these simple exercise tips: Get in shape, start slowly Choose exercise appropriate for your age andconditioning Start with warm-up Finish with cool down Know your exercise limits Dress appropriately
  28. 28. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 28Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS Sports Safety:• More Soldiers are injured playing sports thanperforming combat Soldiering activities.• Basketball is the most frequent sportsinjury producer in the military.• Before taking the court: Warm up Stay physically fit Wear appropriate shoes and socks
  29. 29. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 29Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS Sports Safety (continued):• Before taking the court… Wear knee pads to protect knees Participate only in games at your skill level Ensure playing surface is safe and goals secure• Whether you’re playing basketball, softball, or anyother sport remember the “Dangerous Too(s)” Too tired Too hot Too strenuous
  30. 30. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 30Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESSJogging Safety:• When you run… Pace yourself Good running shoes are essential Always jog against traffic Be seen while running Finish with cool down Headphones are prohibited
  31. 31. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 31Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS Restricted Roads:• FR Pam 350-2 states, At no time will PT, including foot marches, beallowed on roadways where the posted speed limit is 45 MPH orhigher. This includes formations and individual runners alike, duringPT hours and non-PT hours.Jogging is prohibited on these roads!
  32. 32. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 32Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12 Supplement Safety:• Dont use supplements to replace eating a well balanced diet• Some supplements do have side effects such as sun sensitivity,allergic reaction, fatigue, upset stomach, anxiety and constipation• Find out if supplement interacts with a prescription or over-the-counter drug you are taking• Vitamin D supplements can interfere with corticosteroidmedications such as prednisone and weight-loss drugs• Some supplements contain stimulants (Sports drinks) whichincrease heart rate, increase your risk for high blood pressure,heart palpitations, heart attacks and strokes• Caffeine-containing supplements taken in high doses have a greatpotential for toxicitySPORTS/FITNESS
  33. 33. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 33Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS• Stay off roads when possible and useapproved bicycle trails• Always use a headlight and taillightwhen riding during periods of reducedvisibility• Wear a reflected brightly colored upperbody garment• Do not wear headphones• Always use Consumer Product SafetyCommissioned approved helmet andother safety equipment
  34. 34. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 34Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPORTS/FITNESS Bicycle Safety:• When you ride…See and be seenCarry a backpack with essentialrepair toolsAvoid riding at nightRide single file with traffic andobey traffic signsUse hand signalsStay alert for road hazardsWatch for motoristsStay out of driver’s blind spots
  35. 35. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 35Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY• Check the lawn for rocks, toys and otherobjects• Make sure mower is in good workingcondition• Wear the proper clothing and shoes• Never run over anything other than grass• Do not allow children to ride as passengerson ride-on mowers• Never leave the mower running unattended• Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated
  36. 36. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 36Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY• Perform a thorough safety inspection beforelighting the grill• Never use a grill in an enclosed space• Only use an approved charcoal lighter fluid tostart a charcoal fire grill, and never add anyflammable liquid to a burning fire• Follow the instructions for lighting your gas grill• Keep grills away from houses, fences, trees andanything else with a propensity for burning• Don’t wear loose clothing when cooking on agrill• Keep all flammable materials away from the grill• Make sure the fire is out when you are done
  37. 37. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 37Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY Grilling Safety:• Summer is the perfect time to grill. Follow a few basic grilling tips toprevent serious injury: Read the owner’s manual for your grill Grill outside –in well ventilated area - carbon monoxide can kill Keep grill stable to avoid tipping Use long handed utensils – forks, tongs, etc… Wear safe clothing – No loose hanging shirt tails, frills, opentoed shoes, etc… Be ready to extinguish flames- Use baking soda to control agrease fire and have a fire extinguisher handy Never move a hot grill
  38. 38. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 38Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY• Know your camping area and checkweather conditions.• Be sure to pack a complete first aid kit,including insect repellant and sunscreen• Bring your own water and water filter fordrinking/cooking• Never handle, feed or attract wild animals• Never leave fire unattended.• Have a: written plan of activities, area map,emergency phone numbers for medicalassistance, lodges and park ranges, andleave a copy with a trusted friend or familymember.
  39. 39. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 39Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY Camping Safety:• Keep flashlights and extra batteries• Carry water and purification tablets• Be able to identify poisonous spiders and snakes• Use insect repellent (follow directions)• When camping, inspect bedding before use, and avoidsleeping or leaving clothes in damp places• Food and crumbs attract insects• Monitor local weather and check forecast often• GPS and cell phones may not work in remote areas;always carry a map
  40. 40. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 40Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12SPRING SAFETY Spring Cleaning tips:• Discard medicines, chemicals andcleaning products which are out-of-date and not clearly labeled• Separate newspapers, rags and othercombustible material from fireplaces,dryers and other heating elements toprevent fire• Change smoke detector batteries atdaylight savings time• Clean up garage clutter and storetools safely away from a childs reach• Inspect ladders for loose rungs beforeclimbing, and keep them secure andlevel when in use*You can search online for aSpring Cleaning checklist
  41. 41. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 41Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POV SAFETY• Have your vehicle serviced• Plan your route• Pack an emergency road kit• Ensure child seats are properlyinstalled• Check the weather forecast• Get plenty of rest• Complete a TRiPS assessment
  42. 42. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 42Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POV SAFETY• Prearrange a nondrinking buddy to be thesober driver• Call a taxi service to take you home• Use Riley Rides or call unit• Remember, even a slight ‘buzz’ cansignificantly weaken your perceptions andabilities• Pace alcohol consumption by eating anddrinking water• Friends don’t let friends drive drunk• Don’t “sleep it off” in your vehicle• Don’t be “That Girl/Guy”• Don’t encourage under age drinking• Know your limits
  43. 43. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 43Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POV SAFETY Follow these basic rules to reduce POV accident risk:• Don’t drink and drive• Use a designated driver• Wear seatbelts• Obey the speed limit• Don’t drive when you’re tired• Adjust speed for conditions• Don’t follow too close• Maintain your vehicle• Drive defensively• Use hands free device for cell phone while driving• If you must answer the phone, pull over to a complete stop
  44. 44. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 44Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POM SAFETY Basic Privately Owned Motorcycle (POM)Safety:• Pay attention – Vehicle drivers may not see you• Wear PPEC – CG Policy Letter 13 stipulates, “Anyoneoperating a motorcycle, moped, motor scooter, specialtyvehicle, or ATV, and their passengers, on Fort Riley willwear complete Personal Protective Equipment andClothing (PPEC). Soldiers operating any of thesevehicles off post are required to wear the same PPEC.”
  45. 45. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 45Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12
  46. 46. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 46Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POM SAFETY Risk Management forMotorcycle Riders:• Know your limits – Operate amotorcycle you are capable ofhandling – Sport bikes handledifferently than cruisers etc…• Know your limits – Operate amotorcycle you have knowledgeand experience in handling• Know the environment –Temperature, weather and visibilitycan change riding conditions
  47. 47. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 47Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POM SAFETY More safety precautions forMotorcycle Riders:• Know the limits of the motorcycle– Motorcycles have different handlingcharacteristics, size, and controloperation• Develop a riding strategy – One ofthe most important strategies is tosee and be seen. Strategies can helpyou anticipate and avoid problemsbefore they occur.• Perform preventative maintenance– Keep motorcycle in good repair;use the T-CLOCS inspectionchecklist
  48. 48. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 48Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POM SAFETY• Always perform a preride inspection ofyour ATV• Wear the proper PPE and brightly coloredclothing to increase visibility• Ride in the company of others• Carry a first aid kit /repair kit /drinkingwater• Dont let children ride ATVs that arebeyond their capabilities• Check riding area for potential hazards• Avoid following too closely• Dont Mix Alcohol/Drugs with riding• Dont carry passengers unless ATV isequipped to do so
  49. 49. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 49Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POM SAFETY Safety precautions for ATV & Dirt Bikes:• Wear PPEC – For dirt bikes basic safety gear shouldinclude helmet, goggles, and gloves, as well asmotocross boots and a chest protector (Refer to CGPolicy Letter 13)• Learn Techniques – Complete MSF required course tolearn off road driving techniques and develop skill• Appropriate Size – According to the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention, riding a dirt bike that istoo small for the rider is a causal factor in dirt bikeinjuries
  50. 50. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 50Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POW SAFETY• Treat every weapon as if it were loaded• Handle every weapon with care• Identify the target before your fire• Never point the muzzle at anything you don’tintend to shoot• Keep the weapon safe and your finger off thetrigger until you intend to fire• Wear hearing and eye protection• Don’t drink alcohol or take drugs before orwhen handling firearms
  51. 51. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 51Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 1251“High risk behavior (e.g.,drug abuse, alcohol relatedincidents and suicidalbehavior) is the leadingcause of death for both thecivilian and militarypopulations for those underthe age of 50.”MITIGATING RISK
  52. 52. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 52Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 1252MITIGATING RISK U.S. Army Soldier and Leader RiskReduction Toll (USA SLRRT)• Aid leaders in facilitating conversation betweenthe leader and the Soldier and connect both toappropriate resources when necessary• It is not enough to identify – with identificationcomes action and follow-up• Leaders needs to be knowledgeable on the sixkey domains of functioning (physical,emotional/behavioral, occupational,social/interpersonal, financial andlegal/disciplinary)• Know the level of risk and engage seniorleadership when necessary
  53. 53. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 53Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12POTENTIAL RISK• Contractor Safety Hazards:− Untrained operators− Traffic congestion− Obstacles and conditions of routes− Speed− Mechanical breakdowns• Operator Net Training Hazards− Injury to crew− Damage to equipment/property− Lack of crew coordination− Traffic congestion− Debris on roadway• Gunnery Hazards− Injury to crew− Damage to equipment/property− Lack of qualified crews− Lack of Master Gunner experience− Hot bedding crewsCONTROLS• Leaders conduct route reconnaissance• Consider using HETs from Camp Function• Leaders use lead and trail vehicles for all convoys• Leaders need to consider the timing of vehiclemovements• Utilize traffic control points for all movements• Ensure ground guides are used for movement insidevehicle parks• Leaders consider convoy clearance through ITO and G4• Leaders conduct briefing on speed limits north of VintonSchool Road• Conduct rehearsal for uploading ammunition• Leaders ensure the certification/tracking of crew training• Leaders develop vehicle load plans for supplies andammunition• Leaders conduct walk through of MPRC field ammunitionstorage site• Train on operating an ammunition loading dock• Utilize the brigade safety manager during the MDMPprocess• Brigade safety manager draft a risk assessment for eachphase of the equipment fieldingTACTICAL SAFETY
  54. 54. UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO 54Duty FirstPrepared by: GSO, 1 Mar 12QUESTIONS?