December 2009 - Worthington Civil Air Patrol

Report
Safety Briefing
December 2009
Lt Col Brockshus
Overview
• Holiday Safety
• Sentinel
– Safety Awards Program
– Annual Safety Surveys Due!
– Close Calls – A Golden Opportunity to Prevent
Mishaps
• FAA Safety Event
Fire Safety-Sound the Alarm
• Install smoke detectors on
every floor of your home
and carbon monoxide
detectors near sleeping
areas. If already installed,
test them! Tip: Replace the
batteries every daylightsaving time change.
Avoid Overload
•
Check for overloaded extension cords –
usage should not exceed the
recommended wattage.
• Extension cords should not be placed under
rugs or heavy furniture, tacked up or coiled
while in use.
Don’t Get Tippy
• If young children are in
the home, bookshelves
and other furniture
should be firmly
secured with wall
brackets to prevent
tipping.
Paint Safe
• Check walls for loose
paint. If re-painting, do
so in a well-ventilated
area and consider VOCfree paint.
• Check that all painted
cribs, bassinettes and
high chairs were made
after 1978 to avoid
potential lead paint
poisoning.
Cover Outlets/ Extension cords
• Cover all unused outlets
to prevent children
from sticking a finger in
the socket.
• The UL Mark appears
on products that have
been tested, verified
and inspected for
safety. Make sure to
look for it to keep your
holidays safe and bright.
Get Grounded
• All major appliances should be
grounded. Be sure to check
your ground fault circuit
interrupters regularly.
• Unplug appliances and
electronics when not in use
and store them out of reach.
Plan Your Escape
• Practice a fire escape plan with your family
where you identify two exits for every room
and what to do with young children.
• In addition to alarms and extinguishers,
consider an escape ladder if your home has
two floors. Keep emergency numbers and
contacts readily available by the phone.
Give Your Air Heater Some Space
• All air heaters should be placed at least three
feet from beds, curtains or anything
flammable.
• Place all-purpose fire extinguishers in key
locations in your home – the kitchen,
bedroom and basement. Be sure to check
expiration dates regularly and know how to
use them safely.
Cool Your Jets
•
Set your water heater below 120 degrees
Fahrenheit to avoid potential burns and to save
energy.
Put Away Medications
• Take medications and
medical supplies out of
your purse, pockets and
drawers, and put them
in a cabinet with a child
safety lock.
December Sentinel
Safety Awards Program
• CAPR 62-1 is the guiding document for safety awards
• Paul W. Turner Safety Award is a Unit Award for the wing
– Best safety program and the best safety record
• Region Turner Safety Award
– Best safety program, record and great team effort
• Safety Officer of the Year
– Each unit (flight, squadron or group) should nominate a deserving unit
safety officer. Each region nominates one winner to compete for the
national award. Distinguished
• Aviator Award
– Airmanship award, pure and simple
• Period of performance 1 January and 31 December
• Each nomination package no later than 15 March.
Annual Safety Surveys Due!
• Must be completed on-line no later than 31
January
• Accomplish these surveys from 1 October
through 31 January
• Logging into e-Services to accomplish your
unit’s safety assessment.
• Only takes 5 or 6 minutes to complete.
Close Calls – A Golden Opportunity to
Prevent Mishaps
• It’s a euphemism for ‘almost hit.’
• Close calls are underreported indicators
– National Safety Council states 75% of all accidents are
preceded by one or more close calls
• Close call is a red flag that something is wrong that
requires immediate attention
– Implement appropriate corrective action. The discussion
should cover what happened (risk identification), what
could have happened (risk assessment) and how to make
sure that it does not happen again (risk mitigation and
management).
FAA Safety Event
"CFI Special Emphasis Module #5"
•
Topic: Safety Trends in GA and Risk Management
•
On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM
•
Location:
Minnesota Office of Aeronautics
222 East Plato Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55107
•
Description:
FAASTeam CFI-DPE Workshops provide an opportunity for Flight Instructors,
Ground Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners and the FAA Safety Team
(FAASTeam) to meet and collaborate for safety. The result is the ability to enhance
communication and standardization of the pilot training and evaluation process.
For Flight Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners and anyone aspiring to be a
Flight Instructor.
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More info: FAASafety.gov
Mishaps
• NOV - DURING ROLL OUT AFTER A NORMAL LANDING, THE
LEFT MAIN TIRE WENT FLAT OR BLEW OUT. RIGHT RUDDER,
RIGHT BRAKE AND RIGHT AILERON PREVENTED THE AIRCRAFT
FROM LEAVING THE RUNWAY. AFTER COMING TO A
COMPLETE STOP AND SHUTTING DOWN, THE AIRCRAFT WAS
PUSHED OFF THE RUNWAY
– Minor mishap
Stay Alert-Be Safe

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