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Let's face it. Nobody plans on having a mishap, but few of us run through a mental checklist for every potential hazard we face in our working and off-duty lives. It would be too hard to climb out of bed in the morning if all of the possible risks of taking a shower, scrambling a couple eggs for breakfast, and then negotiating traffic on the interstate--to say nothing about on-the-job dangers--had to be dissected in detail.
That said, most of us do manage to complete these and other tasks every day without a trip to the emergency room. Is this just luck? I believe it's more than that. We have a culture of safety in the Navy where …