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IMCOM Fall-Winter Safety Publication

IMCOM Fall-Winter Safety Publication

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Published by: U.S. Army Installation Management Command on Oct 20, 2011
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As with any outdoor activity, it is important
to be aware of your surroundings. Never jog or
run anyplace where you might feel uncomfort-
able or unsure of your surroundings. It’s always
a good idea to run with a buddy. Avoid jogging
or running at night, since cars cannot see you
and it is difcult for you to see the ground.

Remember that roadways are designed
primarily for vehicular trafc. Instead use side-
walks, bike paths, physical training tracks, and
open felds. Most important: pedestrian trafc
rules apply to individual joggers or runners.


..Be in good physical condition.

..Stay away from vehicle trafc where

..Wear proper footwear.

..Face oncoming trafc while running.

..Begin a running program gradually.

..Wear refective clothing if jogging at night.


..Run during peak trafc hours.

..Assume right-of-way over vehicles.

..Wear headphones when jogging near

..Use excessive salt.

..Run with the fow of trafc.

..Continue if not feeling well.


..Wear plastic or rubber suits.


Safety is Everyone’s Business

Safety is Everyone’s Business 35

So you think you’re pretty good. You made
it through softball season without getting
hurt. Well, now the real test begins—football
season is here. Percentage-wise, more people
are hurt playing football than any other team
sport. The National Safety Council reports
that 450,000 people are treated each year for
football-related disabling injuries.

If you want to avoid becoming a statistic
this year, there are a few rules you should
follow even for just a friendly game of touch
football in your backyard:

ƒWarm-up before playing to help prevent
strained muscles.

ƒUse proper shoes, clothing, mouth-guards,
and other protective equipment.

ƒInspect play areas and equipment for haz-
ards before using them.

ƒProper supervision of practice and play
will reduce injuries in young or amateur

ƒFollow the rules of the game, display good
sportsmanship, and keep aggressive be-
havior under control.

Some people consider football a simulated
battle. But a toothless player on crutches is not
necessarily evidence of a “good game.” Many
injuries are indicators of ignorance rather than

Football can be a fun and healthy form of
recreation when safety rules are followed
and when all players do their part to prevent

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