Fall/Winter Safety 2020

Don't Slip on Safety This Fall and Winter

The fall and winter months are upon us and with them come unique safety hazards. Cooler weather can mean early morning hunting excursions, socially distanced winter sports, outdoor hiking and increased time indoors, but they can also pose persistent challenges. As the temperature drops and Soldiers, Army civilians and family members take to the roads and great outdoors for some well-deserved downtime, they’ll be exposed to risk more often than they might think. It's critically important to prepare them now for what lies ahead.

The tabs below contain feature articles, posters and other resources themed on seasonal topics to augment your existing safety programs. Just as in seasons past, all are easily downloadable and ready to use in whatever format you prefer. Extended holiday leaves and rapidly changing weather conditions will open the door for risk. Getting this information to Soldiers now will help them mitigate the hazards in whatever they do.

During this time of year, it's important to remember seasons may change, but there’s never a good time to slip up on practicing safety in all you do.

As always, the USACRC welcomes your feedback. We will populate this site with more campaign material through the coming months. Please check back often.

Holiday Exodus / Block Leave Safety Campaign (20 Nov 2020 - 10 Jan 2021)

The weeks between now and just after New Year's Day are the second-deadliest time of the year for Soldiers off-duty, trailing only the summer months. If historical patterns hold true, we can expect to lose 11 Soldiers in off-duty mishaps this holiday season. Please use the resources below to help reverse this trend.