On the Road Again! May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Based on 2014 fatal crash data, motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. We’re reminding Marines to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober.
Experienced riders know local traffic laws – and they don’t take risks. Obey traffic lights, signs, speed limits, and lane markings; and always check behind you and signal before you change lanes. Remember to ride defensively. The majority of multi-vehicle crashes generally are caused when other drivers simply didn’t see the motorcyclist. Proceed cautiously at intersections and yield to pedestrians and other vehicles as appropriate.
You can increase your visibility by applying reflective materials to your motorcycle and by keeping your motorcycle’s headlights on at all times, even using high beams during the day. Also, make sure you’re alcohol and drug-free when you get on your motorcycle. Otherwise, you’ll be heading for further trouble. So... Share the Road. Be Alert. Ride Responsibly.
For more information and resources on motorcycle safety awareness: check our website and this video
World Hearing Day Thunderclap - March 3, 2018
Once hearing is gone, you can't get it back. This #WorldHearingDay, learn how you can prevent hearing loss! http://thndr.me/BXMs0X.
The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NCEH provides national leadership in prevention programs, global health, tests, and services related to environmental health. For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh.
Did you know that 48 million people in the United States have trouble hearing out of one (or both) of their ears? Over time, being around too much loud noise can make you lose your hearing -- and once it's gone, you can't get it back.
Every year on March 3, the Word Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hearing Day, a time to raise awareness about preventing hearing loss and promoting hearing care worldwide. This year's theme, "Hear the Future," focuses on strategies to prevent the expected increase in the number of people living with hearing loss.
At the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), we believe this is the perfect opportunity to highlight our shared responsibility to educate young people about noise-induced hearing loss in order to help prevent it. We know that young people may not be aware of the risk of spending too much time around loud noises -- so this World Hearing Day, we ask that you join us in our efforts to spread the word.
Support our Thunderclap and help others protect their hearing. Choose "Support with Facebook" or Support with Twitter" to join in on this message. For more information and resources on noise-induced hearing loss, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/defaults.html.
Improved Noise Management at MCAS Miramar's Hathcock Range
How the Hathcock Range Resolved a Potentially Threatening Health Hazard
May 16, 2017 -- After concerns surfaced from a survey conducted at Hathcock Range that showed unacceptable impulse noise exposure, an acoustic abatement plan was put into immediate action and proved successful in mitigating firing range noise for outdoor shooters and instructors alike. Read more here...
The Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station Epitomizes a Culture of Excellence in Safety
February 2, 2017 -- Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as the first Marine Corps operational base to achieve Voluntary Protection Program Star Status for safety excellence. The Star Program is OSHA's most prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) because it's designed for worksites with exemplary safety and health management systems. This means MCAS has been self-sufficient in their ability to control workplace hazards since joining the VPP in 2007. Their efforts average nearly 55 percent fewer injuries than any other worksite--resulting in an estimated savings of $4.4 million dollars. Read more...
Click here for more information on how to become a VPP participant, or contact OSHA's Office of Partnerships and Recognition at (202) 693-2213 or the VPP Manager at your OSHA regional Office.
USMC Announces Establishment of G-10 Force Preservation Directorate
A recent MARADMIN 606/16 establishes a Marine Corps G-10 as a special staff element of the Marine Corps to inform, advise, and make recommendations about Force Preservation policies and programs to be integrated and coordinated across the Marine Corps. As the G-10 team gains capability to fully support this important initiative, CMC Safety Division will transition from managing all efforts pertaining to Force Preservation as G-10 will be taking over this responsibility in the near future. Please stay tuned for more important guidance and timelines as they become available.
How to Post Your Year-End Review and Annual Summary for Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
Starting February 2017, if you have more than ten employees, OSHA requires you to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. These must be submitted electronically to OSHA by April 30, 2017. Learn more about OSHA's process for submitting these records by visiting www.osha.gov/recordkeeping.
Click here to download and print the PDF flyer announcement.