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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

*Water Safety*

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Identify the hazards

  • Assess the risks

  • Analyze the risk control measures

  • Make control decisions

  • Risk control implementation

  • Supervise and review

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Water Safety




Water skiing

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Swept away by currents

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  • Weather

  • Ability to swim

  • Life guard present?

  • Location

    • Pool

    • Ocean

    • River or lake

    • Approved swimming area

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Boating Safety

Hazards to self & others:

Damage to boat




Tickets, Fines or Prosecution

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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

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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)


  • 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.

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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


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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

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In Case of Emergency

Don’t Panic!