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Safety News

  • Holiday cooking: Stay safe in the kitchen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The holiday season is a time for bringing people together – with the family dinner being a big highlight of Christmas Day.The 88th Air Base Wing’s safety team wants to provide some tips that’ll keep you and your family safe while cooking for loved ones.While

  • Drivers, pedestrians must use caution at railroad crossings

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ohio is among the nation’s busiest states in railroad operations. It’s home to nearly 40 railroads that operate thousands of trains every day over 4,500 miles of track and 6,100 public-grade crossings.In 2021, there were 2,145 collisions between trains and

  • Make this Halloween safe for all

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On Monday, many of us will enjoy visits from young children in costumes ranging from Cinderella and fairytale witches to Spiderman and Maverick flight suits.Halloween should be a special, positive experience and we must all do our part to ensure the safety of

  • Keep safety in mind over Labor Day weekend

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This weekend, the Air Force family’s military and civilian members will spend some well-deserved time away from their duty sections.As we enjoy Labor Day festivities, let’s remember to look out for one another and keep the major safety themes we have

  • Don’t let driver fatigue play role in your travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- This is the time of year many of us will spend extra hours behind the wheel as we drive to and from vacation destinations, recreational outings or social activities. Very often, that driving time slowly erodes our ability to operate a vehicle safely as the

  • Keep sun safety in mind to prevent skin cancer

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Whether you spend time outdoors hiking, swimming or just relaxing in the backyard, limiting exposure to the sun’s harmful rays must be a priority.According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spring cleaning of garage calls for extra precautions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OH -- This time of year, many people like to reorganize and clear out unwanted items around their homes. If one of those areas around the house is the garage, keep these tips in mind when organizing and cleaning it.Ensure there are clear walking surfaces when

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