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SAFETY CORNER - Daylight Saving Time — A good time to be safer

November 23, 2015 — Although Daylight Saving Time has only been used for about 100 years, the idea was conceived many years before. Ancient civilizations are known to have engaged in a practice similar to modern DST where they would adjust their daily schedules to the Sun’s schedule. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay called “An MORE

SAFETY CORNER - The eyes have it: vision protection is a full-time job

November 10, 2015 — Vision is our primary means of experiencing the world around us. Without it, our quality of life is diminished and our capacity to earn a living can be severely impacted. The combined direct and indirect costs associated with an eye injury can be damaging to employers as well. Keeping our eyes safe at work should be a top priority for everyone. MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Avoid farm equipment accidents

November 10, 2015 — Slow-moving farm equipment and fast-moving cars or trucks can be a dangerous combination on rural roads. Continuing urbanization of rural areas has increased the number of licensed motor vehicles on roads in farming areas on which agricultural equipment is moved. Farm equipment is very large and heavy making it extremely difficult for operators to MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Common sense approach to safety is not so common

October 29, 2015 — The French philosopher Voltaire,famous for his extraordinary wit, made an observation, “Common sense is not socommon.” The concept of common sense is a long-standing term, based on humanexperience and people’s individual perceptions. Thus, common sense is differentfrom person to person — common sense is not common. A common sense approach tosafety MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Treat electricity with utmost respect

October 15, 2015 — According to statistics, 60people die every year by electrocutions from consumer products. The three leading killers aresmall appliances i.e. toaster ovens, power tools and lighting equipment. Thirtythousand non-fatal shock accidents occur each year, and 70 percent of childrelated electrical accidents occur at home when adult supervision is MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Tips for hearing protection in the workplace

October 1, 2015 — Hearing empowers and enricheslives. Hearing enables socialization, work, interaction, communication andrelaxation. Good hearing helps keep one safe, warning of potential danger oralerting of someone else’s distress. Unfortunately, Soldiers, DAcivilians and contractors engage in daily activities that could harm one of thebody’s most valued MORE

Fort Riley Garrison Safety Office honored by Secretary McHugh

September 16, 2015 — The Secretary of the Army, JohnMcHugh announced that the garrison safety office at Fort Riley was selected asthis year’s Exceptional Organization in Safety award winner Aug. 25. This awardis the highest safety honor conferred on a Garrison. The nominees come from division,brigade, battalion and garrison level safety programs. Col. Andrew Cole MORE

Increased rainfall prompts focus on boating safety

July 8, 2015 — Rivers across the state of Kansasare flowing beyond what is normal due to the increased amount of rainfall the Midwestregion received in the past month. Outdoor Recreation staff atFort Riley say it’s a topic of conversation each time someone wants to rent aboat or visit the Fort Riley Marina. And safety is the number one concern. “Our biggest thing MORE

Summer boating safety floats upward

June 26, 2015 — Summer and boating gotogether like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, bacon and eggs … youget the point. They’re pretty much soul mates. Recreational boating is popularin the U.S. More than 88 million U.S. adults participated in recreationalboating in 2013, using a boat for sports activities such as fishing, water skiingor even travel. MORE

Risk management protects eyesight

April 22, 2015 — Beyond the human cost, eyeinjuries cause more than $300 million in lost time, medical expenses andworkers’ compensation. Each day more than 2,000Americans suffer an eye injury and more than a million have lost some sight dueto an eye injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fiscal year 2014, theArmy reported 158, Class A to D, MORE

Motorcycle safety courses available

March 10, 2015 — The motorcycle ridingseason officially begins March 1, and the Garrison Safety Office is offeringthree Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses for Soldiers to learn and improve theirsafety while riding motorcycles. Weather permitting, all courseswill take place in Building 7305. The report time for sign-in is no later than8:45 a.m., with class MORE

Stay safe, healthy this winter

January 22, 2015 — Although the winter seasondoes not come as a surprise, some people are always caught unaware andunprepared. However, if you prepare for this winter’s hazards, you will be morelikely to stay safe and healthy during the constant changing of our temperatures.Below are some winter safety tips that can help prevent accidents and injuries:TAKE THESE MORE

Fatality-Free Day: More than just number

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers were recently awardedwith a day off for hitting the milestone of 222 days without a personally-ownedvehicle accident. “The factors in which a Soldiercan be involved in a POV accident are numerous,” said Dawn Douglas, safety andoccupational health specialist, Garrison Safety Office. “Weather, fatigue, not wearingseat belts, excessive speed, MORE

Carbon monoxide can be silent killer

January 13, 2015 — Team Riley, carbon monoxideis an odorless, tasteless, colorless and highly toxic gas that causes suddenillness and death. Carbon monoxide is found incombustion fumes, like those produced by automobiles, small gasoline engines, gasranges, kerosene or when wood or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burnfuel are maintained and used properly, the MORE

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter

January 6, 2015 — WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Carbon monoxide, or CO, isan odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because you cannot see it or smell it, itcan kill you before you are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is oneof the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. WHAT ARE SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE EMISSION? Carbon monoxide is aproduct of MORE

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