IMCOM commander and Pacific Region director send Labor Day safety messages

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson
Installation Management Command

We celebrate Labor Day across the country to recognize the achievements of American workers and the contributions they made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Our Army has ample reasons to be especially proud of the work you do every day on behalf of Soldiers and families. You deserve a day off and should take the time to enjoy this holiday weekend — but do it with appropriate planning and awareness for safety.

Many of us will celebrate this occasion with family and friends. Holiday celebrations often mean more travel and increased recreational activities, which increases the risk of accidents. Let us use effective risk assessments  and countermeasures to help prevent accidents on and off duty this Labor Day.




Privately owned vehicle accidents present the greatest threat to our safety. As with every holiday, civil authorities will be out on the roads to ensure
highways are safe from impaired drivers. Implement the Army Values of Integrity and Honor in doing what is right.

•Do not drink and drive.
•Get plenty of rest.
•Put down the cell phone.

Your contributions to the Installation Management Command family are invaluable, and we need you back safely.

While enjoying water-related activities, remember that with these activities come added responsibilities. Do not swim alone and only swim in approved swimming areas. When temperatures are extreme, take necessary precautions to reduce the possibility of heat injuries by drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen and not overdoing outdoor activities.
With your diligence, IMCOM will continue the tradition of excellence and safety — plan and prepare for your holiday activities and look out for one another.

Command Sgt. Major Jeffrey Hartless and I are honored to serve with each of you. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

Army Strong!





Debra D. Zedalis
U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Pacific Region


Labor Day is a holiday to recognize the achievements of the American workforce.

It is an annual national tribute for contributions made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Thousands of Americans will travel on interstates and highways, increasing the risk for traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities. Please exercise caution and use defensive driving skills while traveling long distances.

Privately owned vehicle accidents are not the only hazard that await the unprepared. Water-related activities, outdoor recreation and an increase in alcohol consumption all pose special hazards and increase the potential for accidents.

The same risk management principles that support our on-duty accident prevention efforts can also be applied in the off-duty environment to identify hazards, raise awareness and prevent accidents.

Start now to prepare for Labor Day weekend. Use all available resources to increase safety awareness. Safety is an individual responsibility. Those who take unnecessary risk not only place themselves at risk, but also all those around them.

Thank you for your dedication and support.

Take care of yourselves and your families while you enjoy the activities associated with this celebration.

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