NEWS | June 23, 2021

Safety: Stay Alert On and Off Duty


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Safety is an important consideration whether you’re on or off duty.

The US Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC), along with the Army Safety and Occupational Health team, released two major loss prevention tools to educate Soldiers on safety.
 
On-Duty Safety
 
The Army Combat Readiness Center performed a recent deep-dive analysis of tactical motor vehicle incidents. The study revealed an increase in both mishaps and fatalities during the third quarters of each of the past five fiscal years. While they couldn’t identify a single root cause, several factors, including increased mileage, inadequate driver training programs, and rotating leadership all played a role.

 To help combat tactical motor vehicle incidents, the USACRC released a brand-new toolkit called the "3rd-Quarter Tactical Vehicle Spike Campaign." The toolkit includes informational articles, posters, audio/video public service announcements and senior leader messaging, among other resources, to assist leaders and junior Soldiers in the mission planning process. You can find the campaign information at:
Off-Duty Safety
 
The annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation (ODSAP) and the 3rd Quarter Tactical Vehicle Spike Campaign are now available on the Army Combat Readiness Center website.

The Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation has been updated for 2021 and is titled, "Live to Play Another Day." The presentation enhances safety awareness for numerous off-duty activities and addresses the lethal effects of fatigue and alcohol. The program was developed for use at the battalion level and below.

The ODSAP is a downloadable safety brief complete with embedded videos and speaker notes. The presentation may be used as-is or can be modified to fit trends happening within your unit.

From FY16-FY20, 76 percent of the Army's mishap fatalities – an average of 86 Soldiers per year - occurred off duty. So it goes without saying that units need to give this issue priority attention.

To access ODSAP, go to:
 
Also make a note that the Army Combat Readiness Center wants your feedback, so send comments and suggestions to: