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7 Days of Safety

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The 108th Wing Safety Office is using this week as a reminder to engage in safe practices throughout your daily routine.

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --

Day 1- Drinking and Driving: When an Airman receives a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, they are subject to receive both a civilian conviction, if caught off base, as well as a punishment at their commander’s discretion. The final sentence could result in thousands of dollars in fines, suspension of one's license, negative paperwork, administrative demotion and possible loss of career. 

DRUNK DRIVING:  https://youtu.be/fjfqDXD6i6w

TEXTING AND DRIVING:    https://youtu.be/tzWAVVXBTcg

Day 2- Fire Safety: The U. S. Air Force operates with unusual materials in unique environments all over the world. We need safety at the forefront. Air Force Fire Protection specialists deal with everything from fire safety and brush fires to burning rocket fuel and fires from hazardous materials. To uphold our mission of ensuring the safety of others, these specialists don’t just operate on Air Force bases, they also assist civilian fire departments when needed.

FIRE PREVENTION:  https://youtu.be/gO8N3L_aERg

Day 3- Ladder Safety: In 2019, ladder-related incidents led to more than 150 worker fatalities and over 20,000 nonfatal injuries, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ladders have ranked seventh on OSHA’s annual “Top 10” list of most cited violations in the past two years.

Day 4- Slips and Trips: Create and maintain proper lighting, and wear proper shoes. Clean up spills immediately. If a spill can’t be cleaned up right away, place “wet floor” warning signs for workers. Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles. Keep filing cabinets and desk drawers shut when not in use. Cover cables or cords in walkways. Consider installing abrasive floor mats or replacing worn flooring. 

SLIP TRIPS AND FALLS:  https://youtu.be/jseV6QTBKPg

Day 5- Texting and Walking: Researchers have found, in over a decade's time texting and walking has caused more than 11,100 injuries. Don’t let your last text be your last words.

TEXTING AND WALKING:  https://youtu.be/aHkVZ-4n_DY

Day 6-  Heat Injury: According to the U.S. Office of Compliance, hot weather causes more fatalities than other weather-related events. Stay hydrated, avoid dehydrating liquids, wear protective clothing, pace yourself, schedule frequent breaks, use a damp rag, and avoid getting sunburn. Be alert to signs of heat-related illness.

SUMMER HEAT INJURY TIPS:  https://youtu.be/mUaigPUbsZ8 

Day 7-  BBQ Safety: Grill outside and away from any structures. Make sure your grill is stable, keep your grill clean, and check for propane leaks on your gas grill. If the flame goes out, wait to re-light, be careful around your grill, be careful with charcoal starter fluid, and wear the right clothing.

BBQ SAFETY:  https://youtu.be/I4xz6nctoPM