CMC Safety Division wishes Happy Holidays to you and your family! During this time of year, it’s very easy to lose focus in the bright lights, warm cheer, and festive spirits. It’s always important to maintain awareness during the holidays. Travel, food preparation, holiday decorations, gifts with small, bite-sized parts – just to name a few – are amongst unique, hidden threats which should not be ignored.
While sentiments of gratitude and thankfulness are felt throughout the year, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years evokes these emotions significantly. From the Presidential Office, to churches, to nationally broadcasted football games, one can hear thanks given for the men and women in our military. As always, prayers and warm wishes are appreciated and helpful, but let us all chip in on the effort to protect ourselves and our families. It is the responsibility of every Marine to actively participate in ensuring that risk mitigation strategies are included in the planning and execution of holiday preparations.
Keep these things in mind as 2013 draws to a close, and seek to enter 2014 with a renewed sense of awareness in regard to safety. We should all do well to keep force preservation as one of our top New Year resolutions!