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Default Air Force Logo Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans
Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the fall, winter and holiday seasons that safety officials say result in preventable mishaps. “It’s as simple as taking the same safety practices and procedures we use on duty and applying them to our off-duty activities,” said Maj. Gen. John T Rauch, Air Force Chief of Safety. Every Airman should maintain a safety culture, he said, from following the fundamentals on duty to using sound risk management and making smart decisions off duty.
0 11/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Airmen invited to comment on safety publication
To gain insight and perspective from all Air Force stakeholders, the Air Force Safety Center requests informal comments on the draft revision of Air Force Instruction 91-203, Air Force Consolidated Occupational Safety Instruction.
0 6/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Focus on fall prevention can reduce serious injuries
Air Force Occupational Safety will focus on the importance of life-saving fall prevention measures during Fall Prevention Focus, May 8 – 19, 2017, marking the fourth year the Air Force has partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health to draw attention to fall prevention.
0 5/08
2017
The Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization's 20th anniversary in 2016. The center was activated Jan. 1, 1996, as a result of recommendations accepted from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Aviation in 1995, which consolidated all safety functions at Kirtland Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Keith Wright) AF Safety Center marks 20th anniversary
This year the Air Force Safety Center commemorates the organization's 20th anniversary. Since its designation, the basic mission has remained the same: preserving lives and combat capability through mishap prevention.
0 1/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Summer safety begins with risk management
Increased travel and leisure activities go hand in hand with the summer months, and require increased emphasis on risk management, said Bill Parsons, the Air Force chief of ground safety
0 5/21
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Safety Center sponsors Fall Protection Focus weeks
Air Force Ground Safety is sponsoring Fall Protection Focus weeks from May 4-15. This initiative is a partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's campaign, "National Safety Stand-Down."
0 5/01
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF celebrates 'best' year in aviation safety
In most jobs, breaking or losing a piece of equipment doesn’t cost American taxpayers millions of dollars; however, in the Air Force, operating aviation assets safely not only saves money, time and resources but also the lives of Airmen.
4 10/10
2014
Risk Management Campaign logo. (Air Force graphic/Keith Wright) Critical Days of Summer ends; focus on risk management heightens
During the last holiday weekend of CDS, the Air Force lost two Airmen, one in a private aircraft mishap and the other in a motor vehicle-pedestrian mishap. There were 17 fatalities during the entire CDS period, May 23 through Labor Day weekend, down from 20 for the same period last year.
1 9/11
2014
Space is no longer the final frontier, but a complex domain the Air Force must operate in safely. Space safety continues to grow as a vital industry among space professionals worldwide. A newly-defined mission set within Air Force safety circles, the Space Safety Division, or SES, at the Air Force Safety Center, recently obtained full authority to develop space safety policy, guidance and initiatives to help prevent Air Force space mishaps. (Air Force graphic/Keith Wright) 'Final frontier' now complex domain for space safety culture
Space, long thought to be America’s final frontier, has transformed over the past several decades into a complex domain the Air Force must operate in safely. Recent Hollywood productions depicting dangerous space events - hurtling space debris blowing satellites to bits; disconnected astronauts flying off into infinity - help show the risk, albeit exaggerated, of operating safely in space.
0 6/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo 2013 Holiday/Winter Safety Campaign wraps up on positive note
For the first time since 2010, there were no Airmen lost between Dec. 21, 2013, and Jan. 1 when Airmen are most at risk due to holiday celebrations, increased travel and fatigue.
0 1/20
2014
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