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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 06, 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

‘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

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