The Army’s Fall/Winter Safety Campaign provides information to help Soldiers, family members and civilians understand the hazards of cold weather activities. Through education, awareness and training, the campaign helps guide everyone safely through the fall and winter seasons to minimize risk.
During the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Winter Safety Stand-Down Day, November 20th, the District’s senior staff of the engaged employees, as they were leaving the District office, reminding them to keep their mind on safety as the weather changes.
"We are continually seeking ways to keep safety a priority for our team while at work and at home," said LTC Jansen, USACE Buffalo District Commander. "Our people mean everything to us- remaining safe through the winter season assures they remain fit and able to continue our important public service mission."
The goal is to remind employees and their families of good cold weather safety habits, such as:
· Winter Driving – pack for preparedness, budget more time, and SLOW DOWN while driving in winter conditions
· Carbon Monoxide – “the silent killer”
· Pay Attention – ground surfaces can be slippery
· Dress for Success – cold weather injuries are preventable
“The stand-down day is part of the District’s ongoing Fall/Winter Safety Campaign,” said Bill Pioli, USACE Buffalo District chief of safety. “Employees were given quick reference safety cards, a safe driving tips sticker, and Tim Horton’s gifts cards.”
“We have the brightest and most capable minds doing extraordinary work, and executing our mission. I fully understand that success is not possible without our people,” said LTC Jansen. “Taking a small amount of time to invest in their safety is important to the value of the Nation’s, economy, security and quality of life we American’s cherish.”