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Safety & ORM. *Water Safety*. Safety. The condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury or loss Safe – free from harm, risk, danger or loss Risks include: Injury to self or others Damage to property or equipment Loss of time, energy, or resources

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safety orm

Safety & ORM

*Water Safety*

safety
Safety
  • The condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury or loss
  • Safe – free from harm, risk, danger or loss
  • Risks include:
    • Injury to self or others
    • Damage to property or equipment
    • Loss of time, energy, or resources
    • Possibility of harm even if no event occurs
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ORM
  • Operational Risk Management
    • It’s a logic-based, common sense approach to

making calculated decisions on human, material

and environmental factors associated with any

type of activity.

    • a methodical, six-step process to manage inherent risk
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ORM
  • Identify the hazards
  • Assess the risks
  • Analyze the risk control measures
  • Make control decisions
  • Risk control implementation
  • Supervise and review
water safety
Water Safety

Swimming

Boating

Fishing

Water skiing

swimming
Swimming

Hazards:

Drowning

Disease

Injury

Swept away by currents

risks
Risks
  • Weather
  • Ability to swim
  • Life guard present?
  • Location
      • Pool
      • Ocean
      • River or lake
      • Approved swimming area
minimizing the risks for drowning
Minimizing the risks for drowning
  • Learn to swim
  • Swim with a buddy
  • Swim where a lifeguard is present
  • Know your limits, accept your limits
  • Be aware of your surroundings, currents
  • Don’t swim in areas that are off limits
  • Know the location of and how to use safety equipment
minimizing risk for disease
Minimizing risk for Disease
  • Swim in water that is clean & clear
  • Don’t swim when you are sick or your immune system is compromised
  • Don’t swallow water
  • Shower after swimming
minimize risk for injury
Minimize risk for injury
  • Use sunscreen
  • Don’t swim or dive in areas marked as off limits
  • Don’t dive into shallow water
  • Don’t run on slippery areas around pools
  • Don’t swim during bad weather
  • Stay aware of your environment
  • Watch out for hypothermia
  • Stay clear of filtration drains
bad places to swim
Bad places to swim
  • Places with strong currents
  • Near Piers or reefs
  • In areas around boats or boating traffic
  • Areas off limits to swimmers
  • Standing or stagnate water
  • Predator infested waters
boating safety
Boating Safety

Hazards to self & others:

Damage to boat

Drowning

Injury

Death

Tickets, Fines or Prosecution

risks for boating safety
Risks for Boating Safety
  • Knowledge of boating laws
  • Knowledge of waterways
  • Knowledge of vessel capabilities and limitations
  • Boat in good working order
  • Weather
  • Presence of water hazards
  • Use of PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Awareness of other traffic
  • Awareness of your own physical limitations
minimizing risks
Minimizing Risks
  • Take a boater safety course
  • Always wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device
  • Know the areas that you will be traveling
  • Tell someone where you will be going and when you plan to return (stick to the plan)
  • NO ALCOHOL USE
  • Make sure you have emergency equipment & first aid supplies accessible
  • Know CPR & First Aid
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Minimizing Risks
  • Take a buddy
  • Learn to swim – well
  • Read the owners manual for your craft
  • Keep Maintenance up-to-date on your vehicle
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector on motor boats
  • Don’t wear yourself out
  • Don’t take your craft into restricted or dangerous waters.
fishing
From a boat:

Follow safe boating practices.

Don’t get excited and tip the boat over.

Don’t take your boat into dangerous waters just for the sake of a good catch.

From land:

Be sure your feet are on solid ground.

Let someone know where you are going.

Be aware of weather & flood conditions

Take a buddy

Know how to swim

Fishing
water skiing
Water Skiing
  • Always wear your Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device
  • Stay alert to your surroundings
  • Know your limitations and accept them
  • Check your equipment before you start
in case of emergency

In Case of Emergency

Don’t Panic!

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