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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.

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
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For the Birds

Striking a 150-pound deer with your vehicle can cause substantial damage, maybe even resulting in a total loss. Now imagine what a 5-pound bird impacting an aircraft traveling at 120 knots or greater can do.

  • 24 April 2022
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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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Have You Conducted Sustainment Training Lately?

I believe that had it not been for this incident, our unit would have experienced a catastrophic mishap in the near future. Luck is not a control for risk management.

  • 10 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Go with Your Gut

My initial gut feeling of unease was warranted, but I ignored it. My inexperience as an instructor also blinded me to the possibility that my instructions were not fully understood by all equally.

  • 1 April 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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