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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

Stay vigilant during holiday rush

December 29, 2014 — With the upcoming holidays,safety should always be the first thing on people’s minds, according to PatrickBurch, installation antiterrorism officer, Directorate of Plans, Training,Mobilization and Security. If someone wants to ensure theystay safe, Burch said, the first thing he recommends is they memorize a ruleabout suspicious behavior. “If it MORE

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

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