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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Oneida Dispatch -- Tue, 19 Mar 2019 Law and emergency services practice emergency response at Hamilton College Clinton, N.Y. - While the students were away for Spring Break, two civil support teams, the National Guard, U.S. Army, New York State Police, New York State Fire and members of the Hamilton... (more)
WKTV -- Mon, 18 Mar 2019 Hamilton College hosts emergency response training CLINTON - The Hamilton College campus in Clinton hosted a simulated emergency drill Monday featuring a CH-47 helicopter.
Army.mil -- Mon, 18 Mar 2019 New York National Guard's 'Fighting 69th' leads St. Patrick's Day Parade NEW YORK -- The New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 69th Infantry started St. Patrick's Day with one commander and ended it with another.