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  • Keep safety in mind as summer ends

    The long Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end of summer and offers many service members, civilians and their families the final opportunity to take to the highways and byways for a summertime adventure. Emphasis on managing risk is key, not only for a holiday weekend that historically

  • AFSEC changes command

    Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt became the Department of the Air Force chief of safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center, during a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, Aug. 13.

  • Safe and Sound Week - Take the challenge

    The Department of the Air Force is collaborating for the fourth year with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Safe and Sound Week national campaign, which recognizes successes in workplace health and safety programs. This year’s Safe and Sound Week runs Aug. 9-15.

  • Stay safe this 4th of July

    The Fourth of July, a time for America to commemorate the passage of the Declaration of Independence, is often celebrated with parades, concerts, firework shows, family road trips, barbecues and parties where participants toast to the nation.

  • DAF kicks off 2021 Fall Prevention Focus

    For the eighth year, the Department of the Air Force is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls being held May 3-7.

  • Third annual Spring Motorcycle Focus kicks off

    From novice to seasoned motorcycle rider, proper training can make a difference in the rider’s life and overall safety of others. Riding a motorcycle is an inherently dangerous activity; however, the risks can be mitigated with preparation and awareness.

  • Risks for Air Force Riders

    Whether in an automobile or on a motorcycle, the Air Force goal is always zero. Awareness of recurring factors that have contributed to past fatalities is one step we can all take in the prevention of losing our most important asset, our people.

  • Staying safe, healthy all summer

    As the summer months wind down, leadership at all levels advocate for the continued health and safety of our Airmen and Space Professionals on and off duty.

  • Air Force recognizes Safe and Sound Week

    For the third year in a row, the United States Air Force is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promote Safe and Sound Week. Taking place Aug. 10-16, this annual event raises awareness for workplace safety and serves as a reminder to find and fix workplace hazards

  • AFSEC full speed ahead with virtual return to teaching

    With in-resident courses cancelled, the Safety Center needed to implement some changes to the courseware and the platform used to facilitate Air Force safety training needs as quickly as possible. Accepting the challenges head on, the Training & Force Development Division adapted and overcame the

  • Air Force Fall Prevention Focus hits home

    The 2020 Fall Prevention Focus is designed to encourage Airmen and Space Professionals to be vigilant in taking measures to protect themselves against slips, trips, and falls wherever their location.

  • Bring safety home

    By encouraging prevention measures and making modifications to ensure all essential missions get off the ground, many now find themselves supporting the Air Force mission to ‘fly, fight, and win’ from a home office.

  • Air Force announces 2019 Safety Awards

    Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force Chief of Safety, recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Safety Awards and the Air Force Chief of Safety Awards for 2019.

  • Safety: A key component in any good holiday celebration

    Throughout the past decade, 35 Airmen lost their lives to on- and off-duty preventable accidents during the holidays. Last winter alone, Airmen suffered 251 accidents that took them out of work at least one day, with a cost to readiness of nearly 11 work years.

  • Air Force motorcycle mishaps hit historic lows

    In fiscal year 2019, the Air Force saw a 69% reduction in motorcycle fatalities and a 41.5% decrease in lost-time injuries over a 10 year period. Fatalities dropped from 13 in 2010 to four in 2019 and lost-time injuries during that same period decreased from 224 to 131.