Post readies for Summer Safety Days campaign Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
By Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff
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The U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Summer Safety Days 2014 is set for May 5 to 16.  

The two-week Summer Safety Days period is designed to heighten individual awareness before the summer season, and to coincide with the start of the traditional summer holiday and travel season.

“During the critical days of summer many unsafe summer activities can turn fatal without warning due to the lack of proper planning. No one can argue the fact that safety is important, yet it’s often unintentionally overlooked, which causes many injures both on and off duty to our soldiers and civilians,” said Gary Caston, Garrison safety specialist.  

The Annual Safety and Health Fair is scheduled to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at Nutter Field House, the USO and the parking area between the locations.  

“The Fort Leonard Wood Annual Safety and Health Fair allows service members, civilian employees, Family members and the local community to receive annual safety awareness training. Most of us tend to engage in risky activities that begin as a day of fun and ends with an emergency room visit,” Caston said. The booths will distribute safety and health awareness literature, conduct training, show safety and health videos and answer safety and health-related questions.   

Safety displays and demonstrations will also be conducted in the parking lot. Some will be interactive, allowing visitor participation.  

“The Fort Leonard Wood Fire department will have interacting training events, fire trucks on display and a vehicle fire trainer. The Missouri Department of Transportation will provide traffic safety information and hands-on skills training, testing your ability to drive a golf cart while wearing fatal vision goggles that simulate alcohol impairment,” Caston said.  

Other booths and displays will include motorcycle safety, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, CPR/first aid, dental hygiene, ergonomics, fitness and nutrition, severe weather information, according to Caston.  

The summer safety focus is on personal vehicles and motorcycle safety, all terrain vehicles, drowsy and distracted driving, risk management, water safety, privately owned weapon safety and outdoor safety such as, snakes, ticks, spiders and heat.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 May 2014 )