c. Keep all parts of your body in the boat; do
not sit on gunwales.
d. Dont engage in horseplay.
e. Never distract the attention of crew
members from their duties.
f. Dont sit on life jackets; this will mat the
filler and reduce buoyancy.
g. When told to do so, don your life jacket
h. Dont smoke in a boat.
i. If told to embark or disembark, do so
without argument. During heavy weather,
boat loads will be reduced.
A2. If a boat swamps, dont panic! Panic is easily
spread from person to person causing people to
lose their lives.
A3. You should learn the location of cleats, bitts, and
pad eyes on a ships deck because theyre
tripping hazards; if you know where hazards
are located, you stand a better chance of avoiding
A4. Two hazards found on flight decks of aircraft
b. Jet engines
REVIEW 4 ANSWERS
A1. Handling cargo improperly can result in injury
and death. In the following cases you should take
the indicated precautions.
a. When working with line, never stand in the
bight of a line. Keep clear of lines under
strain because a line under strain can break
with a whiplike snap that can cause severe
bruising, broken bones, amputations, or
b. When lifting heavy objects, crouch close to
the load with feet spread. Grip the object
and lift with your arm and leg muscles (not
your back). If the load is too heavy for one
person to lift, ask for help.
c. When steadying a load, use the nonworking
side of a ship for fore-and-aft travel. Dont
stand between the load and a fixed object;
dont stand under a suspended load; and
never ride loads.
A2. The OOD grants permission for any work done
A3. Before permission is given for personnel to work
aloft, the following precautions are taken:
a. Power is secured on radio and radar
antennas and controls associated with
antennas are tagged.
b. The engineer officer is notified to prevent
operations such as lifting boiler safety
valves or blowing tubes.
A4. Lifelines are safety barriers to prevent
personnel from falling or being washed over
A5. When working over the side, you should wear the
a. Standard Navy safety harness with safety
line attached and tended by someone on
b. An inherently buoyant life jacket with a
hole in the back, allowing you to wear a
REVIEW 5 ANSWERS
A1. Most accidents involving steam happen in
engine rooms and firerooms.
A2. You should never enter a closed space until its
certified by the gas free engineer because closed
compartments contain unexpected dangers,
including pressures, toxic gases, carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide, and possibly no
A3. The symptoms caused by bad air include
a. Labored breathing
b. Excessive fatigue