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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Thanksgiving safety brief, come back in one piece!

Safety First Like Clark!!

Safety First Like Clark!!

  • Last Thanksgiving weekend, 1 Sailor and 1 Marine lost their lives on the nation’s highways. Another 11 were injured in non-fatal traffic accidents.
  • AAA reports that more than 42 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving weekend, and 94 percent of travelers will reach their destination by driving.
  • The potential for motor vehicle accidents rises during holidays when highways are more crowded and driving distances are longer than normal. Use the Travel Risk Planning System (TRiPS) to assess the risk of road trips and learn how to reduce the danger.
  • Reduce fatigue-related driving mishaps by starting every trip well-rested, and by taking breaks every couple of hours. Also try to do most of your driving during daylight hours.
  • If your holiday plans include alcohol, remember to drink responsibly. Designate a driver or take a cab. Do whatever it takes, but never drive after drinking. Even if you won’t be driving, remember moderation. Over-consumption of alcohol increases the risk of mishaps, even during routine activities.
  • Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend mishap reports show that trips and falls in and around the house caused 14 significant injuries to Sailors and Marines. Being in a hurry during the busy holiday weekend may account for some of this. However, doing things the right way and using the right tools for jobs such as holiday decorating may take a few extra minutes, but it’s worth the trouble and may save time in the long run.

  • A Chair is “NOT” a ladder, Use the right tools for the job! Don’t overload Electrical Circuits!

  • Don’t cut your turkey with a chainsaw!

Stay safe!!
The staff, Corpsman.com!

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