STAND-TO! Edition: Friday May 17, 2013


Today's Focus:

Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation

What is it?

The Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation is a highly informative safety presentation containing statistics, contributing factors and other relevant information regarding off-duty accidents. Developed for use at battalion level and below, the presentation comes complete with embedded videos and speaker notes. The speaker notes may be used as is or modified to fit a particular presentation style or reflect unit-specific accident trends.

What has the Army done?

The ODSAP was originally developed in 2008 to address an increase in fatal off-duty accidents. Annual updates to the presentation are designed to make Soldiers aware of off-duty hazards they may face and include them in the solution to our Army's most pressing safety issues. The materials and statistics contained in this year's presentation, titled What have you done to save a life today?, enhance safety awareness for numerous off-duty activities as well as home safety, and address risky behaviors and the impact of fatigue and alcohol.

Why is this important to the Army?

On average, the Army loses the equivalent of a company-sized formation in off-duty accidents each year. These tragic deaths affect our combat readiness just as much as a loss occurring on duty. Awareness and application of appropriate safety measures while involved in off-duty activities can preserve the lives of Soldiers and their family members.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Off-duty safety awareness, coupled with the five-step risk management process, must be at the heart of every Soldier's plans. The ODSAP is an evolving set of useful materials, and user feedback is critical to the development of future revisions. Users are encouraged to submit comments.

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