Winter brings cold slippery weather which can lead to falls. The New York National Guard Safety office urges National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to pay special attention to fall prevention in November.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800,000 people are hospitalized each year because of a fall injury; falls are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
Slips, trips and falls make up 20 percent of all work-related injuries, account for more than 12 percent of workers compensation expenses and cost the government and taxpayers roughly $40,000 per incident.
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nationalguard.mil -- Wed, 16 Jan 2019 126th Aviation Reg. flies winter skies of western New York YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. Two CH-47 Chinook aircrews of the New York Army National Guard from Rochester gave a lift to troopers from a Buffalo-based cavalry squadron during cold-weather training at... (more)
Army.mil -- Thu, 10 Jan 2019 New York Army and Air Guard NCOs can learn from each other LATHAM, N.Y. -- Whether they're running a lanes training exercise at Camp Smith or launching a mission from Gabreski Air National Guard Base, it can be easy for our NCOs to forget that they... (more)
Army.mil -- Thu, 10 Jan 2019 N.Y. Army National Guard lieutenant creates free map graphics application ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Need an easy and quick way to turn your operations plan into map graphics? Thanks to New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. James Pistell, there's an app for that! Pistell... (more)