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Safety office offers automated enrollment

November 14, 2014 — The Fort Riley Garrison SafetyOffice offers various safety classes for the Fort Riley community. In the past,enrollments were done by calling the safety office. Enrollments can now becompleted via the Fort Riley USAG, Safety Office home page. New course enrollment formsinclude the OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course, Hazard Communication Train-the- MORE

ACCIDENT REPORTING - Safety team provides guide to recording accidents

October 27, 2014 — An employee struck his headwhile working in a maintenance bay and experienced an injury. What do you do asthe supervisor and as the injured employee? Accident reporting can beconfusing if you are not familiar with the steps of reporting and recording an injury.Several documents are required when reporting and recording accidents. However,to MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Consider these safety tips as seasons change

October 24, 2014 — The cooler temperatures, crispair and colorful leaves confirm we are a full month into the autumn season. Aswe turn up the heat in our homes, go for scenic drives or head out for hiking andcamping trips, keep safety in mind. As chillier weather sets in,let’s ensure our home furnace works appropriately and has no leaks. Also,follow space heater MORE

Fort Riley to host safe driving program for teenagers Oct. 2

September 30, 2014 — Safe driving skills will bethe focus of the Teen Driving Skills for Life program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Oct. 2 at Fort Riley. “Distracted driving will bea big focus of the program. We have too many teens dying in vehicular accidentsdue to texting and other distractions. It’s important to get them educated, sothey can be safe while driving,” said Rod MORE

‘Pacesetters’ earn Army Safety Excellence Streamer

September 30, 2014 — For setting a safetymilestone, the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st SustainmentBrigade, 1st Infantry Division received the Army Safety Excellence Streamerduring a Sept. 5 ceremony at Fort Riley. For the past year,“Pacesetter” Soldiers in the 24th Transportation Company, 1st MaintenanceSupport Company and 541st Headquarters and MORE
Col. Robert A. Law III, commander, 1st Sust. Bde., and Lt. Col. Ronnie D. Anderson, commander, 541st CSSB, place the Army Safety Excellence Streamer on the 541st CSSB’s colors during a ceremony on Pacesetter Field Sept. 5 at Fort Riley. The Army Safety Excellence Streamer is awarded to units without any Class A or Class B accidents within a 12-month period.

SAFETY NOTES - Keep kids safe when heading back to school

September 12, 2014 — With summer officially ending,the streets will be filled with little people carrying backpacks, talking andplaying with friends, perhaps texting or listening to music, all while walkingor riding to school. Fort Riley’s GarrisonSafety Office is asking Team Riley to keep these safety tips in mind to helpaid in preventing accidents from happening and MORE

Fort Riley personnel, partners benefit from safety seminar

September 04, 2014 — How thick should a handrailbe? When is it a good idea to have a delayed opening on a fire door? How deepshould the tread on a flight of stairs be? The answers to these questions andmore were addressed during a National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, safetyseminar July 29 to Aug. 1 at Fort Riley. “What the folks here are being trainedin is to MORE
Milosh Puchovsky, professor of practice, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, instructs an NFPA 101 class July 29 at FES headquarters.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Enjoy the 4-day weekend, Labor Day holiday; remember to use risk management, stay safe

September 04, 2014 — Whether you’re heading outof town or planning to enjoy time at home with family and friends this LaborDay weekend, remember safety is a 24-hour operation. Labor Day weekend is theunofficial end of summer as it also marks the end of our 101 Critical Days ofSummer. Many of us choose to celebrateoutdoors with barbecues, traveling, water sports or MORE

OFF-ROAD SAFETY - USAG to receive grant for ATV training area

August 07, 2014 — Did you know Fort Riley hasmore than 235 acres in Training Area 10 approved for all-terrain vehicles anddirt bike recreations use? Besides ATV and dirt bike recreation use, a portion ofTA-10 also is certified by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute fortraining Soldiers and civilian employees who operate an ATB as required by thejob description. MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Promoting a safe workplace involves everyone

August 07, 2014 — Promoting a safe workplace environmentinvolves every level of the organization instilling a safety culture thatreduces accidents for workers and improves productivity. This is a win-win for any organization,but it is often easier said than done. This is why safety must be more than a priority;it must be an integral of the total team philosophy. We MORE

ELECTRICAL SAFETY - Electricity demands proper respect

August 04, 2014 — Did you know according toCompliance and Safety, 60 people die every year by electrocutions from consumerproducts? The three leading killers are small appliances (i.e. toaster ovens),power tools and lighting equipment. Thirty thousand non-fatal shock accidentsoccur each year. 70 percent of child-related electrical accidents occur at homewhen adult MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Take proper precautions to avoid heat-related injuries during summer

July 03, 2014 — As you enjoy these warm summermonths, keep in mind the role temperatures may play in your activities. Whetheryou are mowing the lawn, taking a motorcycle ride with a buddy, playing afriendly game of softball, riding bikes with family or out on the lake withfriends, take proper precautions to avoid heat injury. Hydration and goodnutrition are two of MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Remember safety while celebrating upcoming July 4 holiday

June 24, 2014 — Our nation celebrates its238th anniversary of independence this Fourth of July. As we commemorate thisspecial holiday with friends, family, fireworks and good food, let’s remember safetyfirst. Fireworks play a major partof our Independence Day celebrations. However, fireworks at Fort Riley areprohibited yet are allowed in neighboring communities, MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Preparing for emergencies can save lives

May 19, 2014 — Spring and summer are wonderfultimes of the year for people to be outdoors and enjoy the warm  weather. They also are the times when peopleshould   be alert and pay attention to rapidlychanging weather conditions, especially in Kansas.   Severe thunderstorms with lightning,heavy rain, hail, high winds and tornados are possible this time of the MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Helpful steps for healthy workforce

March 10, 2014 — During the calendar year2013, the Fort Riley Department of the Army civilian work force reported 64recordable work-related accidents or occupational illnesses. The breakdown of these accidentsis as follows: 24 cases with 108 days away from work, 19 cases with 176 days ofjob restriction or transfer, and 21 cases where employees were injured, MORE

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