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Since the daily picture thread is gone this is the next best place to put this. Looks like the Midwest is getting screwed with the latest weather system.
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Quite a large head of pressure with moisture following the repeated gusts

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On 2/19/2018 at 2:28 PM, Hopefulflyer389 said:

It looks like we’re protected from the showers at the end. 

Not so sure, maybe the protection is too old; it looks like the whole region from WI to NY to OH is getting creamed.

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Looks like someones dumping the byproduct of midwest getting screwed on NM, which is totally what that state would be into...

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WTF, indeed... 

While this message came from the Navy, I wouldn't put it past the AF to do it.  

BTW, now that it is 2018, and teletypes are no longer in fashion, can we develop a more readable message format... and avoid typing in all CAPS? 

WTF???

I hope someone sends a return message to COMNAVSAFECENSLIPSLOPFLIPFLOPNICKNACKPADDYWHACKGIVEADOGABONE asking them to clarify.  

R 011925Z MAR 18
FM COMNAVSAFECEN NORFOLK VA
TO AIG 6942
MSGID/GENADMIN/COMNAVSAFECEN/30/MAR//
SUBJ/ADVANCED CHANGE NOTICE TWO (ACN-2) TO OPNAVINST 5100.19E//
REF/A/DESC:DOC/CNO/30MAY2007//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. REFERENCE A DOES NOT INCLUDE A PROGRAM
GUIDANCE CHAPTER FOR FALL PROTECTION, THIS ACN ADDS CHAPTER B13,
THE FALL PROTECTION CHAPTER THAT WILL BE PROMULGATED IN REVISION
FOXTROT OF REFERENCE A. INCLUDE A COPY OF THIS MESSAGE WITH
REFERENCE A.

2. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS AND POLICY
CHANGES TO REFERENCE A APPLY.

3. CHAPTER B13, INCLUDING 2 ASSOCIATED APPENDIXES, ARE QUOTED
BELOW.

B1301. DISCUSSION

A.THIS CHAPTER PROVIDES REQUIREMENTS TO ESTABLISH AND
MANAGE A COMPREHENSIVE FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT NAVY
ACTIVITIES, WHICH HAVE PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO FALLS FROM HEIGHTS.
THE GOAL OF THE FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM IS TO PREVENT INJURIES
AND FATALITIES WHEN PERSONNEL WORKING AT HEIGHTS ARE EXPOSED TO
FALL HAZARDS ON NAVY VESSELS. A MANAGED FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM
MUST BE IN WRITING AND APPROVED BY THE TYPE COMMANDERS,
IMMEDIATE SUPERIORS IN COMMAND (ISICS), OR UNIT LEVEL, DEPENDING
ON THE SCOPE, RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE REQUIRED AS DETERMINED BY
THE TYPE COMMANDERS. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND
IMPLEMENTATION WILL REQUIRE SUPPORTING RESOURCES FROM SPONSORS,
NAVAL SAFETY CENTER, AND FLEET COMMANDERS TO INCLUDE TRAINING.
B.THERE IS NO SAFE DISTANCE FROM AN UNPROTECTED SIDE OR
EDGE OF A DECK OR PLATFORM. THERE IS NO MINIMUM TIME DURATION
THAT ALLOWS EXCLUSION OF FALL PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS (E.G., IF
A 2-MINUTE JOB REQUIRES 15 MINUTES TO ESTABLISH FALL
PROTECTION). FALL-RELATED MISHAPS ARE GENERALLY COMPLEX EVENTS
FREQUENTLY INVOLVING MANY FACTORS. CONSEQUENTLY, THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT FOR FALL PROTECTION MUST BE
INCORPORATED INTO:
(1) PLANNING, REVIEWS, AND EXECUTION OF WORK OPERATIONS AND
PROCEDURES;
(2) JOB HAZARD ANALYSES;
(3) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES;
(4) EQUIPMENT SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE; AND
(5) TRAINING.
C. COMMANDS AT ALL LEVELS HAVE A DUTY TO ANTICIPATE THE NEED
FOR PERSONNEL TO WORK AT HEIGHTS AND PLAN WORK ACCORDINGLY.
THIS MEANS EFFECTIVE MISHAP PREVENTION AND RESCUE PROCEDURES
MUST BE INCORPORATED INTO ALL JOB PLANNING PROCESS. ALL
COMMANDS MUST IDENTIFY FALL HAZARDS BY PERFORMING A FALL HAZARD
SURVEY AND ASSESSMENT ON EACH WORK PROCESS AND UTILIZE RISK
MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES TO IDENTIFY HAZARDS, DETERMINE THE LEVEL
OF RISK THEY PRESENT TO PERSONNEL OR EQUIPMENT, AND TO DEVELOP
CONTROLS TO MINIMIZE THOSE RISKS. A THOROUGH RISK MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT MUST INCLUDE AN EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL FALL HAZARDS
PER REFERENCE (A). IMPLEMENTING ACTIVITIES MAY USE REFERENCE
(B) AS A SUPPLEMENT TO ITS COMPREHENSIVE FALL PROTECTION
PROGRAM.

B1302.RESPONSIBILITIES

A.IMPLEMENTING ACTIVITIES MUST DELINEATE DUTIES AND ASSIGN
RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MANAGED FALL
PROTECTION PROGRAM. THE ACTIVITIES MUST ENSURE THAT SHIP'S
COMPANY PERSONNEL, IN COMPANY WITH TYCOM AND OTHER RESOURCES,
HAVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND EXPERTISE TO
MANAGE, ADMINISTER, IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR THE FALL PROTECTION
PROGRAM. DEPENDING UPON THE ACTIVITY SIZE AND MISSION, THE
PERSONNEL WHO MANAGE, ADMINISTER, IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR THE FALL
PROTECTION PROGRAM MAY EITHER BE ASSIGNED FULL-TIME, OR PART-
TIME (I.E., COLLATERAL DUTY). TYCOMS MAY ALSO ASSIGN PERSONNEL
TO MANAGE AND IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM ACROSS MULTIPLE UNITS OR
ISICS. PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO THE FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM MUST
HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) THE FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM MANAGER (FPPM): A PERSON
DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE COMMAND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM. THE FPPM MUST
ENSURE THAT SHIPBOARD PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO FALL HAZARDS, AND
OTHER PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN MANAGING THE PROGRAM, RECEIVE
ADEQUATE TRAINING AS OUTLINED IN THIS CHAPTER.
NOTE: THE FFPM POSITION NEED NOT BE AN EXCLUSIVE TITLE
DESIGNATION. WITH ADEQUATE EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE,
THE SAME PERSON MAY ALSO FUNCTION AS A COMPETENT PERSON.
(2) COMPETENT PERSON FOR FALL PROTECTION: A PERSON, WHO
THROUGH TRAINING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE, IS CAPABLE OF
IDENTIFYING HAZARDOUS OR DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN PERSONAL FALL
ARREST SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS, AND IN USING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT,
AND WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TAKE PROMPT CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO
ELIMINATE OR CONTROL THE HAZARDS OF FALLING. THIS PERSON MUST
BE DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE COMMAND TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MONITORING OF THE
FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM. THE COMPETENT PERSON WILL IDENTIFY,
EVALUATE, AND ADDRESS EXISTING AND POTENTIAL FALL HAZARDS; AND
ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE APPLICATION AND USE OF PERSONAL FALL
PROTECTION AND RESCUE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT. THE COMPETENT
PERSON IS THE FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO DELIVERING THE TRAINING
AND REFRESHER TRAINING, AND MONITORING HOW END-USERS ARE USING
FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT.
(3) QUALIFIED PERSON FOR FALL PROTECTION: A PERSON WITH A
RECOGNIZED ENGINEERING DEGREE OR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE AND
WITH EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD
OF FALL PROTECTION WHO IS CAPABLE OF DESIGNING, ANALYZING,
EVALUATING, AND SPECIFYING FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND RESCUE
SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT. THIS PERSON MAY SERVE AS THE EXPERT FOR
MULTIPLE UNITS OR TYPES OF UNITS AS DETERMINED BY THE TYPE
COMMANDER.
(4) END-USER OF FALL PROTECTION (AUTHORIZED PERSON): A PERSON
WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED IN THE USE OF ASSIGNED FALL PROTECTION
EQUIPMENT IN A TYPICAL FALL HAZARD SITUATION, INCLUDING HANDS-ON
TRAINING AND PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION AND USING PERSONAL FALL
PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (INCLUDING FALL ARREST, FALL RESTRAINT, OR
FALL POSITIONING) WHILE PERFORMING WORK ASSIGNMENTS AT HEIGHTS.
A COMPETENT PERSON AT THE UNIT, LEVEL WHO HAS THE KNOWLEDGE,
EXPERTISE, AND EDUCATION TO DELIVER THE TRAINING MUST TRAIN END-
USERS.
B.THE COMMANDER OR COMMANDING OFFICER OF EMBARKED PERSONNEL
FOR INSPECTIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, ASSESSMENTS, AND VISITS (ICAV)
MUST:
(1) ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM, WHICH
INCLUDES
(A) ASSIGNING RESPONSIBILITIES.
(B) SURVEYING AND ASSESSING FALL HAZARDS.
(C) PROVIDING PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES INCLUDING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SITE SPECIFIC FALL PROTECTION AND PREVENTION
PLAN. THE ICAV COMPETENT PERSON (CP) CAN ADOPT THE REQUIREMENTS
OF THE SHIPS SITE SPECIFIC FP PLAN IF THE AREA WHERE THEIR
PERSONNEL ARE WORKING AT HEIGHTS HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE SHIPS
SPECIFIC FP PLAN.
NOTE: THE SITE SPECIFIC FP PLAN SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BY THE
COMPETENT PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH WHOEVER IS MAKING A VISIT TO
THE SHIP. THE ICAV CP CAN UTILIZE THE SHIPS SITE SPECIFIC FP IF
THEY ARE GOING TO BE WORKING AT HEIGHTS IN AN AREA THAT IS
ALREADY COVERED UNDER THAT PLAN (I.E. GOING ALOFT ON THE MAST).
HOWEVER, IF THE ENTITY MAKING THE VISIT TO THE SHIP IS WORKING
AT HEIGHTS IN AN AREA THAT HAS NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN THE SHIPS
SPECIFIC FP PLAN THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO EVALUATE THE AREA TO BE
WORKED AND DEVELOP THAT PLAN.
(D) TRAINING OF PERSONNEL.
(E) INSPECTING EQUIPMENT.
(F) AUDITING AND EVALUATION.
(G) PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE OF FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
AND EQUIPMENT.
(H) AVAILABILITY OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT WITH ACCOMPANYING RESCUE
PROCEDURES.
(2) DESIGNATE IN WRITING A FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM MANAGER
(FPPM), E-7 OR ABOVE, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTERING THE
FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM.
C.THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF A NAVAL VESSEL MUST:
(1) ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM, WHICH
INCLUDES
(A) ASSIGNING RESPONSIBILITIES.
(B) SURVEYING AND ASSESSING FALL HAZARDS.
(C) PROVIDING PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES.
(D) TRAINING
(E) INSPECTING EQUIPMENT.
(F) AUDITING AND EVALUATION.
(G) PROPER INSTALLATION AND USE OF FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS.
(H) AVAILABILITY OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT WITH ACCOMPANYING RESCUE
PROCEDURES.
(2) WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SHIPYARD PERSONNEL DURING AN
AVAILABILITY, PROVIDE FALL PROTECTION TO EMBARKED NAVY CIVILIANS
AND MILITARY PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO FALL HAZARDS ON ANY ELEVATED
WALKING WORKING SURFACE WITH UNPROTECTED SIDES, EDGES, OR FLOOR
OPENINGS, FROM WHICH THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF FALLING 5 FEET OR
MORE TO A LOWER LEVEL; OR, WHERE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A
FALL FROM ANY HEIGHT ONTO DANGEROUS EQUIPMENT, INTO A HAZARDOUS
ENVIRONMENT, OR ONTO AN IMPALEMENT HAZARD. ENSURE CONTRACTORS
DO NOT USE GOVERNMENT-OWNED FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT UNLESS IT
IS STATED IN THE CONTRACT AND ENSURE THAT NAVY CIVILIAN AND
MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL NOT USE CONTRACTOR-OWNED FALL PROTECTION
EQUIPMENT.
(3) DESIGNATE IN WRITING A FPPM, E-7 OR ABOVE, WHO IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTERING THE FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM.
(4) WAIVE, IN WRITING, FALL PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS, IF IN
HIS OR HER ASSESSMENT, THE REQUIRED USE OF FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT
PLACES THE END-USER IN A POTENTIALLY UNSAFE SITUATION. THIS
WAIVER WILL ONLY BE GRANTED UNDER THE STRICTEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES
AND AFTER CONDUCTING AND DOCUMENTING A THOROUGH RISK ASSESSMENT
UTILIZING RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES OF THE WORK OPERATION.
D.THE FPPM MUST:
(1) DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT, AND MANAGE THE FALL PROTECTION
PROGRAM PER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER.
(2) MAINTAIN A FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM INSTRUCTION THAT
ADDRESSES ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE BEYOND
THE FALL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILED IN THIS INSTRUCTION, AND
INCLUDE PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT ISSUE POINTS AND
OTHER SPECIAL CONDITIONS.
(3) ENSURE A SITE-SPECIFIC SHIPBOARD RESCUE PLAN, AS AN
APPENDIX TO THE INSTRUCTION, IS IN PLACE FOR ANY LOCATIONS THAT
MAY REQUIRE RESCUE [SEE PARAGRAPH B1305]. THE FALL PROTECTION
INSTRUCTION MUST ADDRESS WORKING OVER THE SIDE, WORKING ALOFT,
AND INTERIOR AND DECK AREAS OF A SHIP (E.G., ENCLOSED MASTS,
HANGER BAYS, WELL DECKS, VEHICLE STORAGE DECKS, RAMPS, VERTICAL
TRUNKS, ELEVATOR TRUNKS, DUMBWAITER TRUNKS, PACKAGE CONVEYOR
TRUNKS, VOID SPACES, AND BALLAST TANKS) WITH UNPROTECTED SIDES,
EDGES, AND OPENINGS FROM WHICH THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF
(A) FALL FROM 5 FEET OR MORE TO A LOWER LEVEL, OR
(B) FALL FROM ANY HEIGHT ONTO DANGEROUS EQUIPMENT, INTO A
HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT, OR ONTO AN IMPALEMENT HAZARD.
(4) ENSURE FPPM TRAINING IS COMPLETED PER PARAGRAPH B1307.
(5) ENSURE THAT THE SAFETY OFFICER, COMPETENT PERSON, FALL
PROTECTION SAFETY OBSERVERS, SUPERVISORS OF END-USERS, AND END-
USERS OF FALL PROTECTION RECEIVE TRAINING PER PARAGRAPH B1307.
(6) USE RISK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES TO ASSESS FALL HAZARDS AND
TAKE PROMPT CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE OR CONTROL THE
HAZARDS.
(7) ENSURE THAT ALL PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
IMPACTED BY A FALL IS IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM SERVICE AND HELD
FOR MISHAP OR NEAR MISHAP INVESTIGATION PER REFERENCE (C).
PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT REFERS TO FALL ARREST
RESTRAINT AND POSITIONING EQUIPMENT.
(8) ENSURE THAT ONLY NAVSEA-AUTHORIZED PERSONAL FALL
PROTECTION EQUIPMENT IS ONBOARD, AND THAT IT IS INSPECTED,
STOWED, MAINTAINED, AND ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH
B1304.
(9) CONDUCT A SELF-ASSESSMENT EVALUATION OF THE FALL
PROTECTION PROGRAM AT LEAST ANNUALLY. SECTION A, CHAPTER 3
CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CONDUCTING SELF-ASSESSMENT EVALUATIONS.
(10) ENSURE THAT WHEN AN END-USER OF FALL PROTECTION
EQUIPMENT IS WORKING OVER THE SIDE OR WORKING ALOFT THAT A FALL
PROTECTION SAFETY OBSERVER IS ASSIGNED TO OVERSEE THE EVOLUTION.
(11) ENSURE THAT ALL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT LOGS, WORKING
ALOFT AND OVER THE SIDE CHITS, AUDITS, ETC. ARE MAINTAINED FOR 5
YEARS AND AUDITED ANNUALLY PER REFERENCE (B).
(12) ENSURE THAT ONLY APPROVED ANCHOR POINTS ARE USED WHEN
TIED OFF. FOR SHIPS WITHOUT APPROVED ANCHOR POINTS, A COMPETENT
PERSON MUST DESIGNATE TIE-OFF POINTS.
E.DIVISION OFFICERS MUST ENSURE THAT PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO
FALL HAZARDS ARE QUALIFIED IN THE USE OF AND PROVIDED WITH
PROPER PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AS SPECIFIED BY THE
COMPETENT PERSON.
F.THE SAFETY OFFICER MUST:
(1) COMPLETE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH
B1307.
(2) ENSURE THAT ALL INJURIES FROM FALLS AND NEAR MISSES ARE
REPORTED PER REFERENCE (C).
(3) ASSIST THE FPPM IN IDENTIFYING FALL HAZARDS AND TAKING
PROMPT CORRECTIVE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE OR CONTROL THE HAZARDS.
(4) ENSURE THAT THE FPPM CONDUCTS A SELF-ASSESSMENT OF THE
FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM AT LEAST ANNUALLY. SECTION A, CHAPTER 3
CONTAINS INFORMATION ON CONDUCTING SELF-ASSESSMENT EVALUATIONS.
G.FALL PROTECTION SAFETY OBSERVERS MUST:
(1) COMPLETE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH
B1307.
(2) HAVE NO OTHER DUTIES ASSIGNED IN THE WORK OPERATION.
(3) KEEP UNNECESSARY PERSONNEL FROM DECKS ABOVE THE WORK
AREA, OVER THE SIDE, OR BENEATH THE WORK AREA BEING DONE AFLOAT.
(4) KEEP IN VISUAL CONTACT WITH ALL PERSONNEL WORKING ALOFT,
OR OVER THE SIDE, IN THE RESPECTIVE AREA OR ZONE ASSIGNED.
(5) ENSURE THAT ANY FALL INJURY AND ANY NEAR MISS IS REPORTED
TO BOTH THE FPPM AND THE SAFETY OFFICER.
(6) ENSURE THAT THE OFFICER OF THE DECK IS IMMEDIATELY
NOTIFIED IN THE EVENT OF ANY FALL INJURY OR NEAR MISS.
(7) WEAR THE SAME PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AS THE
PERSONNEL WORKING ALOFT OR OVER THE SIDE, INCLUDING A HARD HAT.
H.SUPERVISORS OF END-USERS MUST:
(1) ENSURE THAT END-USERS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND AND
PARTICIPATE IN FALL PROTECTION TRAINING, AS REQUIRED.
(2) COMPLETE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH
B1307.
I.END-USERS OF FALL PROTECTION MUST:
(1) COMPLETE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS BEFORE USING THE
EQUIPMENT, AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH B1307.
(2) USE ONLY NAVSEA-AUTHORIZED PERSONAL FALL ARREST OR FALL
RESTRAINT, FALL POSITIONING EQUIPMENT OR SYSTEMS WHEN EXPOSED TO
FALL HAZARDS IN PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
(3) ENSURE THAT ALL INJURIES FROM FALLS AND NEAR MISSES ARE
REPORTED TO BOTH THE FPPM AND THE SAFETY OFFICER.
 

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2 hours ago, HuggyU2 said:

WTF, indeed... 

While this message came from the Navy, I wouldn't put it past the AF to do it.  

BTW, now that it is 2018, and teletypes are no longer in fashion, can we develop a more readable message format... and avoid typing in all CAPS? 

WTF???

I hope someone sends a return message to COMNAVSAFECENSLIPSLOPFLIPFLOPNICKNACKPADDYWHACKGIVEADOGABONE asking them to clarify.  

LOTS OF WORDS IN CAPS
 

I read it, but didn't see anything that looked shockingly different than AF fall protection program requirements.  What did I miss?

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You got me! I read the whole thing. I think the fact you pasted that whole message and got people to read is also a WTF moment.

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Folks falling off of aircraft and when aloft doing maintenance happen all the time. Ships are unforgiving, for sure at sea.  Even with the programs and precautions as stated above (nope, didn’t read it all the way through) stuff still happens. XO of my active duty test squadron about 6 years ago fell onto his driveway putting up his Christmas lights. Killed dead right there. Falling sucks. 

Navy message traffic is tough to read for the unfamiliar.  Welcome to my world. 

ATIS

 

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From the old folks home (airline flying), the F16 types complain about neck problems, the F15 types about lower back problems.

Former bad arse studs of all backgrounds seem to nail themselves through various self inflicted actions.

What I've learned? Never go up a ladder past 6' or operate a chainsaw with a ATP certificate past age 40.  Seems to be the greatest adversary. Thankfully the Guard/Reserve single seat accident numbers have dropped over the years. 10K number pilot group. It seemed the notices happened frequently years ago.

Humor stories? Two airline pilots, a satellite dish installation, a metal ladder on a roof with some electrical feeder lines. I forgot the story, pretty much what you can imagine.

Favorite (Of course might be Urban Legend) was one a pilot who was also "Mr. Safety". Well, almost. Said guy covered almost all bases for pressure cleaning his roof. A plan with a safety harness and safety ropes. One problem, it was FL without anything to anchor safety line on ground. Mmmmmmmmm, the bumper on the 6,000lb SUV in the driveway should work as he started cleaning past the roof peak opposite the driveway.

You guessed it, the wife decided to drive the SUV to the Mall. Supposedly she figure it out and he only was dragged off the roof, down to the hedges and a short distance on the driveway. Goofball story for sure.

 

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There’s a sucker born every minute. 

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TLDR. Can anyone tell me if this update identifies ship collisions as a leading cause of falls? Fall prevention can be aided through rigorous clearing of your flight path (float path?)

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On 3/3/2018 at 4:19 PM, HuggyU2 said:

WTF, indeed... 

While this message came from the Navy, I wouldn't put it past the AF to do it.  

BTW, now that it is 2018, and teletypes are no longer in fashion, can we develop a more readable message format... and avoid typing in all CAPS? 

WTF???

I hope someone sends a return message to COMNAVSAFECENSLIPSLOPFLIPFLOPNICKNACKPADDYWHACKGIVEADOGABONE asking them to clarify....

 

Sorry,  but my sleep apnea kicked in before I could finish reading all that; but props for the Hot Shots! Part Deux reference!  :mosh:

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22 hours ago, HuggyU2 said:

There’s a sucker born every minute. 

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only quoting this because I’m too lazy to delete the ad nauseum length of the offending post. Well done. 

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2 hours ago, YoungnDumb said:

Wasn't it last week that eating meat promoted white male whatever?

I used to be a black chick, til I had that steak

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