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The Cold, Hard Facts
As a Soldier today, you are neither poorly trained nor poorly equipped, nor are you lacking caring leaders. So why bother writing about cold injuries? Unfortunately, it’s because they continue to happen, even though they are preventable.
Beware of the Blister
Most of us have experienced the pain of a friction blister. These injuries form when an object, such as a sock, shoe or strap, is repeatedly moved across a part of the body with enough force to cause the layers of skin to release heat.
  • 1 October 2015
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Winter Road Rules
Whether you’re a newly licensed driver or an experienced 88M with a “gazillion” miles logged, reduced traction from snow, ice and rain can make driving during the winter months especially dangerous.
  • 30 September 2015
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Dirty and Used
I have been blessed in my career with outstanding noncommissioned officers who knew what needed to be done to keep Soldiers safe. I truly believe they were the only reason I was able to successfully conduct those ranges without any injury.
  • 1 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Risk management essential to preventing field accidents
It was 0200, and the Soldiers were fast asleep. Exhausted by the OPTEMPO of the field training exercise, they had hastily set up their cots in unmarked positions near the perimeter of the battalion main command post, ready to tear down and move out the next day.
  • 24 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Cold weather injuries are preventable
With cooler temperatures approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is advising Soldiers to anticipate and mitigate their risk of cold weather injury, whether they’re deployed, participating in field training exercises or enjoying recreational time off with family and friends.
  • 24 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10613
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