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Remaining Focused

After three deployments to Iraq, I saw a trend developing in my unit. During the last 30 days of each deployment, we had an accident. What was causing this to happen — complacency, nerves, ego or just plain bad luck?

Identifying Workplace Fall Hazards

Identifying fall hazards isn’t always easy because appearances can be deceiving, often affected by our own perceptions. For example, if you’re 6 feet tall, you’re taller than a 4-foot-high platform, which makes it easy to assume the platform isn’t a fall hazard. On the other hand, if you’re standing on that platform, you are now looking down from a height of 10 feet. If you fall, even from 4 feet, you could be seriously injured.

  • 13 August 2023
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Falling into a Trap

On the way down, I reached up and grabbed onto my little yellow handholds in the crew window. Before anyone could say anything, we were on the ground. The aircraft came down and forward for a short distance, then made a rapid turn to the left.

  • 6 August 2023
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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.

  • 30 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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From Focus to Fixation

As an aviator, I focus strongly on completing my mission. However, I can never become so focused on one task that I let slip the other things necessary to completing the mission safely. When the mission ends, I want to climb out of an aircraft — not be dragged from its wreckage.

  • 30 July 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 164
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 566
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