Story by Heather Kline
The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Fleet Management Expansion Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host the Second Annual Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safe and Sound Week, Aug. 12 through 19.
Safe and Sound Week is intended to raise the awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs.
This week-long, internal event will include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the work place as well as your home or living space.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to showcase to the community the commitment TACOM FMX has for safety in the workplace on Fort Leonard Wood,” Unit Safety Officer Wayne Goodmon said. “If we can give the FLW workforce and the community a couple of new safety tips to take home at the end of the day, then the event will be a complete success.”
Leaders are set to discuss safety procedures in front of all employees and allow job shadowing, which gives management an opportunity to observe safety measures in daily operations. The safety committee shop is scheduled to initiate walk-throughs to identify potential hazards and make suggestions to improve overall safety posture.
TACOM is also scheduled to host a Safe and Sound Stand Down event Aug. 15 from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., and from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at Building 11431. It is open to any Soldier, retiree, family member or DA civilian.
The event will feature interactive displays and demonstrations promoting safety in areas such as risk identification and reduction challenges, emergency spill response demonstration, industrial truck hazards challenge, conservation, water and home safety display, electrical safety display and lane marking demonstration, and fire safety displays.
You can watch active demonstrations by the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department, and observe an Army Substance Abuse Program display.
Equipment displays showing proper operating procedures as well as safe mounting and dismounting procedures will be highlighted.
“TACOM FMX could have done the same old Safety Stand Down event with supervisors reading out of a safety manual or off of a PowerPoint presentation, but we wanted to make it an interactive event where our work force is engaged, as well as informed, of the overall safety aspects we are confronted with on a daily basis,” Goodmon said.