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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

SAFETY NOTES - Back pain could jeopardize job time

March 10, 2014 — After the common cold, doyou know what is the most common cause of lost work time and compensation in adultsunder the age of 45? Lower back problems. Back injuries account for $126billion in compensation and medical cost each year. You read that right, $126billion, which is 0.9 percent of the U.S. national debt. One of the bestinvestments an MORE