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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Rome Sentinel -- Wed, 16 Jun 2021 Whitesboro man receives promotion to senior master sergeant LATHAM Airman John McCormick, of Whitesboro, has been promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant at the 224th Air Defense Group during a recent ceremony, according to an announcement... (more)
Army.mil, -- Wed, 16 Jun 2021 New York National Guard celebrates Army birthday LATHAM, N.Y. An Army warrant officer who has been in uniform since 1978 and a private first class who has served just over a year joined forces to cut the Army birthday cake during the New... (more)
Patch.com -- Tue, 15 Jun 2021 NY Will Close COVID Testing Site, Return Glen Island To County NEW ROCHELLE, NY The first drive-through coronavirus testing site opened in New York will close on June 25. The end of testing at the Westchester County park marks something of a milestone.... (more)