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Holiday Safety Instructor: THE CLASS Facilitator: CW3 Turner RAC: Low Holiday Safety

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holiday safety

Holiday Safety

Instructor: THE CLASS

Facilitator: CW3 Turner

RAC: Low

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Holiday Safety

The Holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends and to give thanks for our good fortunes. Unfortunately, the Holidays can also be a time when mishaps can and often occur. This briefing was put together to decrease your chances of being involved in a mishap.

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  • Holiday Decorations:

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  • Holiday Decorations:
    • Use UL listed decorations.
    • Always inspect cords for fraying and loose connection.
    • Do not use indoor extension cords outside
    • Use grounded extension cords.
    • Use proper elevation devices. (don’t use a chair when a ladder is needed)
    • Do not use real candles on the tree.
    • If you use a real tree keep the water re-supplied and check the tree for dryness.
    • Place candles away from curtains or other flammables
    • Unplug your decorations/lights when you go to bed
    • Keep fire extinguisher handy

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  • Holiday Decorations: (Cont)
    • Poisonous decorative plants. Poinsettias, Holly, Mistletoe

(pet and child Hazard)

    • Keep decorations out of the reach of small children

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Holiday Safety

Holiday Cooking

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Holiday Safety
  • Holiday Cooking
    • Turn handles on pots and pans inward on stove.
    • Test your fire detectors monthly.
    • Do not leave cooking unattended.
    • Do not overeat. Too much turkey can cause you to sleep thru the football games.
    • Do not leave foods that require refrigeration out for too long of a period (spoiled foods).

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Twas the night before Christmas………

Have you checked your Smoke Detector?

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Holiday Safety
  • Celebrations

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Holiday Safety
  • Celebrations
    • Take your role and host seriously.
    • Ensure Designated Drivers are available.
    • Offer a place to stay.
    • Provide plenty of food so the guest will not drink as much.
    • Don’t push drinks.
    • Use caution for smokers and loose ashes.
    • Ladies WATCH YOUR DRINKS!
    • Avoid celebrations that include illegal substances.

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Holiday Safety
  • Cold Weather Injuries and Winter Driving

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Holiday Safety
  • Cold Weather Injuries and Winter Driving
        • Just Kidding This is Hawaii after all….

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Holiday Safety
  • Water Safety

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Holiday Safety
  • Water Safety
    • High Surf Conditions are the norm in winter in Hawaii USE CAUTION.
    • Heed the warning signs placed on the beaches.
    • Always use the buddy system when swimming, diving surfing or kayaking.
    • Keep your eye on small children. Do not let them play alone in the water.
    • Don’t drink alcohol before swimming.
    • Check for obstacles (submerged rocks or shallow water) before you dive into unknown waters.
    • Only SCUBA with certified divers. Do not attempt to dive if you are not certified unless you are undergoing training and are accompanied by an instructor. Use only approved equipment.

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  • Personal Protection

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Holiday Safety
  • Personal Protection
    • Shopping
      • Shop with a friend or family. There is safety in numbers.
      • Be alert, stay in well light areas
      • If you carry a purse, keep it in front of your body and close to you.
      • Carry your keys in your pocket. If they get your purse they might have your address but not the keys to your house and car.
      • Dress casually: Thieves and pickpockets are attracted to expensive clothes and jewelry.
      • Don’t flash large amounts of cash.
      • Lock your car and don’t leave anything in plain sight.
      • Avoid parking next to vans where thieves can hide.
      • Check your car for invited guest prior to getting in.
      • Don’t over burden yourself with packages
    • Beach
      • Many of the same tips as above.

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  • TOY BUYING SAFETY
    • Select Toys to suit age, abilities, skills & the child’s interest
    • For infants & toddlers avoid toys with small parts (choking)
    • Don’t buy electric toys with heating elements for kids under 8
    • Read the label and use the age guidelines for that toy
    • Look for sturdy construction and tightly secured small parts
    • Discard plastic wrappings immediately (suffocation hazard)
    • Call CSPC hotline 800-638-2772 to report dangerous toys
    • Check CSPC recall list on the internet http://www.cpsc.gov

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  • TOY BUYING SAFETY

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Holiday Safety
  • Travel Considerations

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Holiday Safety
  • Travel Considerations
    • Expect increase security at the airports. (allow more time)
    • Have a picture ID ready. (avoid using Military ID overseas)
    • Don’t leave bags unattended or carry one for strangers.
    • Keep carry-on luggage light & store under the seat in front of you.
    • Watch for heavy items stored over your head.
    • Pack any medicines or dietary needs in your carry-on bag.
    • Dress for the climate you are going to.
    • Wear loose fitting natural fiber clothes, avoid synthetics.
    • Wear long pants & sleeves and low healed leather or tennis shoes.

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  • Travel Considerations (Cont)
    • Listen to your pre-flight safety briefing.
    • Read the safety data card in the seat pocket to your front.
    • Know where the emergency exits are from your seat. (count rows)
    • Wear your seatbelt and keep it on even if the light is out.

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Holiday Safety

Have a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year