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NEWS | Oct. 3, 2022

Naval Safety Command Presents the 2022 Fall and Winter Safety Presentation

By Becky Coleman, Naval Safety Command Safety Promotions-Public Affairs

As we transition from the summer to the fall and winter seasons, the Naval Safety Command (NAVSAFECOM) continues to promote a safety-first mindset, with the release of its annual 2022 Fall and Winter Safety presentation Oct. 1.

"As the Navy and Marine Corps team continues to meet our operational commitments, we want to ensure our Sailors and Marines are safe and making informed decisions while enjoying the cooler weather,” said NAVSAFECOM Command Master Chief, CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Jimmy Hailey. “Each of us is responsible for making smart decisions both on and off duty. We need to get better at thinking about risk in everything we do so we can protect ourselves and each other.”

From Oct. 1 through March 1, over fiscal years (FY) 18-22, 139 Sailors and Marines were killed in off-duty incidents. Of these, 61 were due to automobile crashes, 47 from motorcycle crashes, nine were pedestrian-related and another 22 were killed during off-duty, recreational activities.

The Fall and Winter Safety presentation provides critical information and tips to raise awareness and assist Sailors and Marines in mitigating risks associated with the off-duty activities commonly associated with the fall and winter months, including seasonal driving safety; home fire prevention; avoiding slips, trips and falls, seasonal decorating safety; and cold weather tips. 

“Our goal is to ensure every Sailor, Marine, civilian employee and their families are aware of the risks associated with fall and winter activities so they can take appropriate precautions to minimize those risks both on and off duty,” Hailey said. “If a fellow Sailor or Marine, or a friend, is about to do something unsafe or risky, speak up. Supervisors, reach out to your subordinates, and talk with them about their activities and what they can do to minimize risk. We can’t afford to lose a single Sailor or Marine to another mishap that was 100% preventable.”

NAVSAFECOM will also be producing a variety of Fall and Winter Safety media products over the fall and winter seasons, which will be available on the NAVSAFECOM website and via social media. Download the presentation on the NAVSAFECOM website here.