Safety stand down features health services, interactive simulators, medical screenings
May 17, 2012
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (May 17, 2012) -- The Installation Safety Office will host its annual Safety, Health and Wellness Expo on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion.
The event is open to the public. Admission is free.
Local, state and federal agencies and private vendors will offer a wide range of safety, health and wellness information and services.
Many interactive activities will be featured such as the Seat Belt Convincer, which simulates a low-impact vehicle collision, as well as drunk driving and driving while texting simulators, and the Impaired Vision Driving Course.
Blood pressure and vision screenings also will be offered.
Expo topics include: motorcycle-safety awareness, fire-safety awareness, alcohol and drug awareness, personal protective equipment information, water/boat safety and CrossFit -- strength-training that consists of lifting, throwing, jumping and climbing.
A bike rodeo obstacle course for children will help them learn about bicycle safety. Certificates will be distributed after they complete the riding course. Participants must bring their own bike helmet.
Several demonstrations and simulations on how to stay healthy and safe also will be available
Full participation and support from all garrison employees are essential to make the expo a success. Employees of tenant organizations are encouraged to attend.
Safety awareness reduces injuries and saves lives.
For more information about the expo, call Aaron Rowell at 301-677-6241 or Jenelle Ferguson at 301-677-4867.