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  • Avoid work hazards in the yard this fall

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - As autumn comes to the Miami Valley, many of us will find ourselves doing routine maintenance around our homes associated with the season.Before we set out to clean the gutters, trim trees, rake leaves and tackle whatever other chores are on your “to do” list, let’s take a moment to consider what can be done
  • The right equipment, techniques make for safe bike ride

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Traffic safety is of critical importance throughout the year as it represents a tremendous risk to Air Force personnel. It’s essential for bicycle riders and those they share the road with to exercise patience and apply heightened situational awareness at all times.The 88th Air Base Wing’s Safety Office
  • Beat the heat with Red Cross safety tips

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Summer is wonderful time of year in the Miami Valley. Many of us will participate in outdoor activities we have looked forward to enjoying for some time.Unfortunately, summer in this area can expose us to heat-associated risks as the mercury rises. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
  • Aim for mishap-free Fourth of July

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Fireworks are nothing less than recreational explosive devices. As such, they represent a potentially hazardous exposure to anyone in proximity and should be treated with the utmost caution at all times.To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and National
  • "For the safety of our pilots:" AFRL hosts event aimed at fielding physiological sensors

    DAYTON, Ohio – The inaugural Physiological Episodes Mitigation Technology Summit and Industry Day, hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, was held Dec. 17-18 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s Small Business Hub downtown.The event brought in over 150 participants from the Air Force, Navy and industry, all with
  • Safe from sound? AFRL experts collect data inside hardened aircraft shelters around the world

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Acoustics researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing are collecting and delivering acoustics data from hardened aircraft shelters around the world—data that customers can then use to certify that F-35 fast-jet airframes and the personnel working inside are safe.Hardened
  • New EMNS requires AFMC personnel to update emergency contact information

    An Air Force-wide migration of the Emergency Mass Notification System requires all Air Force Materiel Command military and civilian personnel to take critical steps to update their after-hours contact information for emergency notifications.
  • AF Safety goes mobile

    Air Force Safety Center released a mobile version of the Airman Safety App enabling Airmen at installations Air Force wide to voluntarily report safety issues with their devices as they encounter them.
  • AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple seat can enhance the safety and well-being of a flight crew, it can be a very big deal.Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are leading a design and prototyping effort to ensure C-5M Super
  • School’s out for summer; who’s watching your kids?

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – School’s out for summer; however, many parents still have to work, and their older children are oftentimes left in charge of their younger siblings.The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month, and being safe is a planned and intentional process that a person doesn’t just stumble upon.
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