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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.

Fighting Workplace Falls

Falls are some of the most common and easily avoidable causes of injury in the workplace. So why do they continue to happen? The safety community is constantly trying to answer that question.

  • 1 June 2022
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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
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Stop the Shock

Overhead power lines are so common that we practically don’t see them when we look down a road or walk around a building. But contacting power lines is one of the most common causes of Army electrical accidents in both tactical operations and on base.

  • 5 May 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Unexplored Hazards

Many chemicals that at one point were used frequently with little concern were later found to be toxic. Some even resulted in long-term effects on those who were exposed to them. But how do we identify chemicals that still haven’t been studied enough to prove to be the cause of disease, much less implement controls for them?

  • 17 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Eyes on Safety

March is recognized as Workplace Eye Wellness Month in an effort to educate workers on how to protect their vision while on the job. According to the American National Standards Institute, workplace eye injuries are a leading cause of eye trauma, vision loss and blindness.

  • 1 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 472
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