Naval Security Command Supplies Mid-Time period Report on the 101 Essential Days of Summer time Security Marketing campaign > United States Navy > News-Tales

Earlier than we take a look at some particular person grades, right here’s the breakdown of the actions that we’re getting damage essentially the most whereas doing. There have been almost 100 off obligation mishaps. That’s roughly two per day in the event you didn’t already do the maths.

  1. Unsurprisingly, PMV-4 topped the record with 21% of the entire mishaps, together with 5 fatalities.
  2. The obvious second was PMV-2, with 16% of the mishaps and 4 fatalities.
  3. Tied with PMV-2 was group sports activities. Basketball led on this class, adopted by baseball and softball.
  4. “Normal Out of doors actions” scored fourth, tied with particular person PT-related mishaps at a handful every.

Now that now we have coated the stats, allow us to take a look at some particular person performances. As all the time, we ask that you just self-assess as you examine your brethren’s struggles to get by means of the summer season semester in a single piece. Take inventory of your actions and selections, realizing it’s not too late to get your security grade up if luck is the one factor that has stored you out of our database to date.

A Stroll On The Seaside. A Sailor lacerated his foot whereas strolling alongside the seaside, requiring 11 stitches. At first learn, it appears this was an unavoidable accident, however the fact got here out within the report. The Sailor failed to stick to the native water-safety temporary about sporting footwear on the seaside as a result of excessive focus of coral. – This Sailor will get a D for not following instructions.

Taking part in With Hearth. In one other seemingly unavoidable accident, a Sailor was tending to a campfire when he dropped a burning go online his ft. He was handled for minor burns on the native emergency room (ER). The report says (with none particulars) that the Sailor dropped the burning log “resulting from horseplay.” Taking part in round with or close to an open hearth is simply asking to get burned. – This class jester will get an F for playing around with hearth and in addition a be aware house to schedule a parent-teacher convention.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. A Sailor volunteered to work outdoors cleansing up a neighborhood college’s grounds from 9 a.m. to three p.m. Having been outdoors within the scorching solar for six straight hours, the Sailor suffered extreme sufficient sunburn that he sought medical remedy for burns the following day. This mishap teaches us that we don’t must sunbathe on the seaside or pool to get sunburned. Anytime you anticipate extended publicity to the solar is a time for sunscreen. – This efficiency is a D+, however with further credit score added for volunteering on Memorial Day weekend, we’ll bump his grade as much as a C+.

Let Me Spleen One thing To You. A Marine was dirt-bike using on a longtime path when he approached a flip too rapidly, panicked, pulled the entrance brake lever, and was thrown over the handlebars. Being a Marine, he received up, returned to his automobile, and went house. Later, he felt ache and properly determined to go to the ER, the place they found two fractured ribs and a torn spleen. The report famous that the Marine, whereas an skilled filth bike rider, was unfamiliar with this explicit path. He would have achieved himself a favor if he’d taken it slower the primary lap. – This Marine earned a C- for not making use of some real-time danger evaluation, however we’ll bump his grade to a B for sporting all correct PPE, which probably saved him from worse accidents (or getting killed).

Dad Joke: “Why didn’t the Greek warrior play volleyball?” In the course of the second set of a volleyball sport in a base fitness center, a senior Sailor heard a pop in his proper foot and fell to the ground. Their damage was later identified as a ruptured Achilles, requiring surgical procedure. There’s not way more within the report, apart from the gamers warmed up for quarter-hour earlier than the sport (good work!) – We are going to spherical this senior Sailor as much as a C+ for warming up and giving him one other likelihood to make up the grade. Whereas the report didn’t determine any trigger for this mishap, the Mayo Clinic lists age and weight as contributing elements and recommends growing coaching depth slowly over time. So, whereas warmups are useful, they won’t all the time overcome being out of practice for the game. (Dad Joke Reply: “As a result of he had an Achilles heel.”)

Going One-For-5. Whereas working a chop noticed, a Sailor’s hand “went right into a working blade,” in keeping with the report. As anticipated, the indiscriminate noticed did its job, severing the Sailor’s little, center, ring, and index fingers. – This mishap was ugly and is heartbreaking. Regretfully, it’s an F for this Sailor. There are solely a pair fundamental guidelines when utilizing energy saws: 1) Put on eye and ear safety, and a couple of) Preserve your physique elements away from the blade.

Three Amigos. This report begins with a “Sailor was strolling again to the ship after a night of consuming” (you knew considered one of these narratives would contain consuming, did you not?). On his stroll, Sailor 1 noticed and confronted Sailor 2 and Sailor 3 (the report doesn’t say why). Whereas Sailor 1 was arguing with Sailor 2, Sailor 3 struck Sailor 1 within the face. Sailors 2 and three then proceeded to strike Sailor 1 a number of extra instances. Sailor 1 was later woke up by shore patrol and brought to the ship the place he was handled for a damaged nostril. – This was not a mishap, however fairly a drunken, silly instance of not being good shipmates. All three Sailors get a zero and in-school suspension. Really, non-judicial punishment could also be extra prefer it, however you get the report card theme. The lesson right here is don’t drink to the purpose the place you might be in search of a battle. Life is simply too quick.

Go To The Head Of The Class. In our remaining story, a Sailor was using his motorbike when a automobile in entrance of him abruptly reduce him off. The Sailor made his finest effort to keep away from the automobile, slowing from 45  MPH to about 30 MPH, however it was not sufficient. The Sailor impacted the entrance proper aspect of the automobile, was ejected onto the highway, and slid roughly 30 ft. He was handled for bruises and highway rash. Why such minor accidents, you ask? He was sporting all required PPE and touring the velocity restrict.  – Typically an accident is un-preventable, that’s why PPE is so vital. A+ for this Sailor and his constructive instance of what to do.

Key Takeaways

The common grade of our examples was a D+. As a service, now we have exceeded the five-year common of off-duty mishaps at this level in the summertime, so there may be undoubtedly room for enchancment. The takeaways listed below are all too acquainted as a result of the conduct that drives them is constant in off-duty mishap reviews yearly. 

  1. Don’t drink and [fill in the blank]. For at the moment, allow us to put it this fashion: Simply don’t drink to extra. We perceive that a number of drinks whereas hanging out with family and friends is OK (if you’re of authorized age). Nevertheless, we beg you to understand that it lowers your inhibitions and raises your “bravery” stage. Ease up on the consuming, and you’ll probably see harmful actions for what they certainly are and apply some wholesome danger administration.
  2. Assume earlier than you [fill in your activity here]. Most mishaps are a results of selections that have been made with out contemplating the dangers and hazards concerned. Whether or not skipping warm-ups earlier than the sport, not sporting PPE, or disregarding warnings, we are able to considerably cut back human-error-related mishaps by engaged on our security mindfulness. It ought to be ever-present each on obligation and off. We would like you to spend your summer season having enjoyable − and we’re fairly positive that’s not going to occur within the emergency room.