Behind every cloud ... there's a sunburn.
First-degree burns on my arms and second-degree burns across my shoulders [see accompanying photos] have earned me a reputation in my squadron as "that idiot who got sunburned." I was in tears as my wife had to put my shirt on for me, just so I could go to medical.
I got my burns during the air show at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. It was a cloudy day, so I didn't even consider sunburn as a possibility.
The next time you're walking through your shop and see one of those commonsense ORM posters, take its message to heart. Plan ahead for every situation; it just may save your hide some day--literally.
By ATAA John T. Dorow, VQ-4
* Sun Safety, http://www2.nsc.org/library/facts/ sunsafet.htm
* The Many Faces of Phytophotodermatitis, http://dermatology.cdlib.org/127/commentary/phytophoto/almeida.html
* Can You Burn on a Cloudy Day?, http://beauty.about.com/od/summertanning/f/cloudydayburn.htm
* SafeTips Sunburn, http://safetycenter.navy.mil/safetips/n-z/sunburn.htm