USAMMCE Safety Stand-down Day 2012

A USAMMCE employee studies the "Back-check" machine, which is a device to measure and test for back problems. (Photo courtesy of USAMMCE)

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe, conducted a Safety Stand-down day June 12.

The day consisted of a 15-minute environmental briefing, conducted by Wolf Reshef, USAMMCE safety manager, along with several hands-on safety stations and informational displays. One of the stations was an obstacle course on which the employees could test their reaction while wearing goggles, simulating a 0.8 blood alcohol level.

For the first time ever, a local pharmacy participated by offering quick blood sugar and blood pressure tests that could alert the employees of potential health risks. A machine to measure and test for possible back problems was sponsored by a local fitness center. Nutritional and safety information was on display as well.

Although this was a mandatory personnel requirement, many of the USAMMCE employees agreed that the displays and the hands-on stations were a welcome addition to the briefings.

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Last Modified Date: 18-Jun-2012