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Overriding Safety

A seat belt is the most critical piece of equipment to prevent injuries or death in the event of a vehicle accident, yet it is also the most overlooked. I have worked on this installation for more than a decade and can attest to the attitude and negligence toward seat belt usage.

Tactical Vehicle PMCS

I’d guess that many people who read Risk Management magazine also subscribe to “U.S Army WTF! Moments” on their social media accounts. One of the page’s most recent photos of Army debauchery features a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) pulling an M1082 trailer in the background.

  • 23 July 2023
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Know the Signs of Driver Fatigue

When operating or riding in a tactical vehicle, always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a combat helmet and proper restraints. They can save your life.

  • 4 June 2023
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The Crush Zone

I was sitting in my office, reviewing risk assessments for an upcoming training exercise, when my phone rang. I don’t get a lot of calls, but when I do, it’s usually a safety-related question or bad news. Unfortunately, this was the latter.

  • 19 June 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Get Defensive

Like most Soldiers, I’ve read the articles and seen the posters that say, “Seat Belts Save Lives.” But I never really thought I would be involved in an accident. That all changed when I was in a life-threatening two-vehicle collision in Kuwait.

  • 22 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Rushing to Injury

One Thursday, I was told to complete an annual service on an M939A1 fifth-wheel semi-truck. Every bay in the motor pool was being used for repairs, which meant I would have to conduct this service in the parking lot.

  • 9 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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