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  • This Fourth of July, be cautious around fireworks

    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 July Fourth weekend,

  • Take proper precautions to get the most out of summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- Summer represents the time of year when our most valuable asset — Air Force personnel — are statistically at greatest risk of experiencing a significant mishap.The following information covers safety measures and guidelines for a broad range of summertime

  • Seek appropriate shelter during threat of lightning

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- Summer is peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena: lightning. In the United States, lightning kills more than 40 people a year.While no place is absolutely safe from lightning, some are much safer than others. The safest location during

  • Keep your eyes open this summer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As the weather heats up, more and more people will be getting back on their motorcycles and hitting the open road.If you are one of these riders, here are some seasonal and local hazards you should be aware of. A good sense of situational awareness will go a

  • Keep grilling safety in mind this holiday weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food.lose to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on the way to safe grilling this Memorial

  • Tips for an enjoyable, safe season on the water

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio has many terrific bodies of water to enjoy. From the Ohio River to Lake Erie, their beauty and relaxing environment attract thousands of boaters annually.To make the most of your time spent afloat, target your focus on the following areas:

  • Lawn mowers can cause variety of harm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home.Lawn mower accidents cause 85,000 injuries a year in the U.S., including 70 fatalities, according to recent statistics. More than twice as many people are killed by lawn mowers than lightning.

  • 12 steps to grilling safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The grilling season upon us. Next time you fire it up, consider the following guidance to avoid making your summer-grilling experience memorable for all the wrong reasons:1. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to maximize the safe operation of its

  • Tips to keep rolling along safely

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One of the best ways to get out and enjoy the warmer weather is to go on a nice bike ride. However, bicycling can also be dangerous.Here are a few tips to help keep you safe and make sure your next bicycle ride doesn’t end with you riding in an

  • The never-ending quest for motorcycle safety

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh -- You wear your personal protective equipment. You stay on top of your motorcycle’s routine maintenance. You follow all rules of the road when you ride.What more can you do to be a safe rider? A LOT!Safety is one of those things in life that’s never-ending. There