FOD is not something to worry about – unless you are in aviation. Then, it can be everything.
Anything out of place is FOD: anything that can produce (F)oreign (O)bject (D)amage to an aircraft. A paper clip or a pebble on the runway, a hat, a tool, a bird — anything that can go through an engine except fuel and air is FOD. You will never see a cluttered airport. Aviation has to be a tidy industry. People’s lives depend on NO FOD for safety.
Your preparedness program should consider having everything in its right place, to include needed equipment like good gloves, flashlights, a pry bar, hard hat, or tools necessary to put things back in place. Earthquakes have a tendency to turn almost everything in the home into FOD. Fallen trees, a brick wall, collapsed shelves, and all that stuff you worked so hard to get could get you.
Be organized. Be safe. Be prepared.
For more information, call (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.