Region director extends holiday safety message

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments


Christine T. Altendorf
Director, Installation Management Command-Pacific

On July 4, 2015, Independence Day, we commemorate the founding of our country and a time we celebrate our freedom.

Prior to the start of celebrations, take the time to reflect upon the freedoms that we all enjoy and honor the sacrifices of those who have defended, and those who continue to defend, our freedom.

Throughout this holiday, I ask that all do their part to prevent accidents. Personal responsibility is the key and that begins with leaders who care about their personnel. Get involved, emphasize safety and lead by example.

Prior to the holiday weekend, every supervisor should provide a safety briefing to their personnel to talk about the hazards. In particular, address those hazardous activities traditionally associated with the Independence Day holiday period, such as driving, use of fireworks, water sport activities and activities in excessive heat.

Privately owned vehicle accidents due to drinking, fatigue, excessive speed and failure to wear seat belts continue to be the greatest threat to our personnel.

This is a special holiday, and I want each of you to enjoy your families, celebrate smartly and return to work safely.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Do take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this Independence Day celebration.

Category: Leadership, News, Observances, Safety

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