USAG Daegu Earns Prestigious Army Safety Award for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts in South Korea

By Keith SmithJune 7, 2021

CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu has earned the prestigious U.S. Army Pacific Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award for the third time in four years—a testament to the safety-first mindset that permeates the workforce and has been widely adopted at all levels by the military community in South Korea. The USAG Daegu Safety Office efforts resulted in a 50 percent reduction in recordable accidents during fiscal year 2020.
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CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu has earned the prestigious U.S. Army Pacific Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award for the third time in four years—a testament to the safety-first mindset that permeates the workforce and has been widely adopted at all levels by the military community in South Korea. The USAG Daegu Safety Office efforts resulted in a 50 percent reduction in recordable accidents during fiscal year 2020.
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CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu has earned the prestigious U.S. Army Pacific Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award for the third time in four years—a testament to the safety-first mindset that permeates the workforce and has been widely adopted at all levels by the military community in South Korea.

The USAG Daegu Safety Office efforts resulted in a 50 percent reduction in recordable accidents during fiscal year 2020. The safety team has developed extensive risk-management procedures—specializing in analysis, training, and the development of systems that prevent accidents and injuries for thousands of personnel that work and live in and around Daegu.

The U.S. Army Pacific Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award cites USAG Daegu for exemplary COVID-19 mitigation efforts and a robust focus on accident prevention.

“It’s truly developed into a culture of safety with the garrison putting a special emphasis on preventing injuries and mishaps from the planning phase to execution,” said USAG Daegu Acting Safety Manager An, Yong Taek. “Coupling accident prevention training with collaboration efforts in the local community has helped us move into the upper echelon of installations worldwide.”

“It is our duty to assist the garrison with staying fully compliant with safety laws and regulations by developing training and making sure rigorous standards are met and maintained," USAG Daegu Acting Safety Manager An, Yong Taek

The USAG Daegu Safety Office is a proponent of the Army Safety Program—specializing in implementing U.S. and Korean Laws and Army policy maximizing integration of risk management. As the Army’s principal risk reduction methodology, risk management is inherently tied to readiness and provides the foundation of safety efforts to prevent needless loss of lives and materiel.

“It is our duty to assist the garrison with staying fully compliant with safety laws and regulations by training and making sure rigorous standards are met and maintained, ” said Yong Taek.

The Army Safety Awards Program is designed to recognize, promote and motivate success in accident prevention by recognizing safety accomplishments by individuals and units.

Responsibilities supporting the Army Safety Program span from the secretary of the Army to individual Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, with special emphasis placed on commanders and safety professionals to execute their unique strategic safety plans at the unit level.