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  • Department of the Air Force transition to DoD HFACS 8.0 early April

    On April 1, the DoD Human Factors Analysis and Classification System will see an upgrade from version 7.0 to 8.0. Human factors describe how our interaction with tools, tasks, working environments, and other people influence human performance. Human error remains the leading cause of DoD mishaps.

  • Hurlburt ADAPT Program provides trusted, professional help

    Binge drinking accounts for an average of 44,000 deaths and $191 billion in economic costs to our Nation each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol

  • Keep caution in mind when using home space heaters

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The high cost of heating oil and natural gas, combined with energy-saving efforts, raises the potential for increased use of alternative sources.Space heaters and other supplemental-heating devices may be viewed by a lot of people as a good alternative. They

  • Commentary: Tips to ski safely this winter season

    Ah yes, we’re finally in the midst of winter. Oktoberfest has come and gone. The holidays have passed but snowboarding and skiing season is finally here! With all the thrills comes a laundry list of inherent risks and potential dangers that require controls to avoid injury and stay safe on the

  • The Two ‘Cs’ of Safety (commentary)

    Scott Eck, 78th Air Base Wing director of safety, describes what he views as two important skills supervisors must master: communication and compliance.

  • Safety Office garners multiple Reserve Command awards

    The 512th Airlift Wing Safety Office earned five Air Force Reserve Command awards in 2022. The office collected the outstanding achievement in both occupational and weapons safety. The office also earned the awards for outstanding occupational safety civilian, outstanding weapons safety civilian and

  • “See Something, Do Something … Live to Be Lethal!”

    The Air Force Safety Center recently sponsored a department-wide contest to bring attention to off-duty risk management. Participants were encouraged to create both video and safety slogans of off-duty threats to the Human Weapon System. The contest ran from October 8 through November 27, and our

  • Shoveling snow not without hazards, health risks

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --- As winter’s peak approaches, we can expect snowfall to tick up around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Miami Valley region. It can come in waves and often in large amounts.Here are a few tips for those who don’t have much snow-shoveling experience

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