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Avoid, remediate safety deficiencies at workplace

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Kim Garcia, Safety and Occupational health Specialist

Under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, employers are required to furnish each employee a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause serious physical harm. Workplace inspections are one method to identify hazards. Building managers are a critical link in this effort. Per National Training…

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WACH nutrition care division getting out and active with Fort Irwin youth

Posted September 6, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital Nutrition Care Division continuously dedicate their time showing the children of Fort Irwin how to get out, get active and eat healthy to reduce the risk of childhood obesity. “You can adopt a healthy lifestyle at a young age by getting adequate sleep, regular physical activity and…

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WACH Pharmacy offers Self-Care Medications

Posted October 7, 2016 by Kristen Schabert

Feeling achy, sniffly or sneezy? You could purchase cold or pain medications over-the-counter from the exchange, commissary or a local retail store… but did you know, you can also visit your local Army Medicine Pharmacy and pick up these items at no cost to you, without an appointment to see your provider? Weed Army Community…

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If a disaster strikes, are you prepared?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Submitted by Kim Garcia, Safety Office

Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you, your family, and animals to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. You need to be prepared! Relief workers will be on the scene following a disaster, but may not be able to reach you immediately. Knowing some simple tips can greatly reduce the…

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Fire Prevention Week 2017: Fort Irwin Fire Department Encourages Home Escape Plans

Posted October 6, 2017 by

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do? FORT IRWIN, Calif­. — Consider this scenario: It is 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you…

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia

Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death in the United States Army. During fiscal 2014, 34 Soldiers were killed while riding their motorcycles, a figure that represents approximately 43 percent of all private motor vehicle fatalities occurring during the year. While leader engagement and enhanced training opportunities have advanced rider safety…

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Army researchers develop tasty, healthy performance bar

Posted October 5, 2018 by By Yolanda R. Arrington

NATICK, Mass. — Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine consistently takes on that challenge. USARIEM is a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command laboratory based in Natick, Massachusetts, the home of the Soldier Systems Center — the only…

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Health concerns while traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line wherever you are!

Posted November 6, 2015 by

The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t mean travel season is over. Fall is here, and that means weekend trips and holidays for the military family. If you and your family have a medical problem while traveling this fall you can call…

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Army’s new life insurance enrollment system goes live

Posted October 20, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

Army illustration by Tracy TaoMoore The new SGLI Online Enrollment System went live Oct. 1. With SOES, Soldiers have the ability to enroll in, or make changes to their SGLV form 8286 (Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate) all from the comfort of their own homes, whenever they choose. As of Oct. 16, a…

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