Labor Day safety urged during holiday activities

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christine T. Altendorf, PhD, P.E.
Installation Management Command-Pacific Region



Labor Day is the holiday when we celebrate and honor this great nation’s workforce.

Command Sgt. Maj. (Timothy D.) Hockenberry and I appreciate your dedication and service not only to the Pacific Region, but also to our nation.

Your dedicated service strengthens the Pacific Region and enables Army readiness.

Labor Day also marks the traditional end of the summer season with a well-deserved holiday weekend.

When planning your activities this holiday weekend, as always, keep safety in mind. Continued warm weather will encourage many to participate in popular outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the Labor Day weekend is often spoiled by accidents. Practicing good risk management techniques is a sure way to have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

If you plan to travel, prepare yourself, your family and your vehicle for the journey ahead. Plan your route; allow extra time for your trip, taking into account increased traffic on the roads, and stop periodically to rest.

Don’t drink and drive! Be aware of the potential hazards, and drive sensibly and defensively. And remember to use your safety belt and insist your passengers use theirs.

I and Command Sgt. Maj. Hockenberry encourage everyone to fully enjoy this historic holiday weekend.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. Army safe is Army Strong.

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