Army Safe Autumn/Know the Signs Campaign

Tuesday August 28, 2012

What is it?

The Army Safe Autumn Campaign is the first installment of the Army's new year-round safety awareness effort. Launching Sept. 4, the campaign's multimedia products will focus on topics relevant to the hazards of autumn and early winter. A new "mini-campaign" themed and timed to the change in seasons will be released every three to four months thereafter.

What has Army Safety done?

Traditionally, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has released two seasonal safety campaigns per year, one at the beginning and one at the midpoint of the fiscal year. The new format of four installments per year, each falling under the umbrella of the larger campaign, is designed to better address the needs of leaders, safety professionals and Soldiers in the field. Each season presents its own unique risks, a fact that merits the production of an individualized campaign tailored to the season at hand.

The Army Safe Autumn Campaign will also serve as the introduction of "Know the Signs" (KTS), the Army's newest safety awareness theme. Targeted at individual accountability, KTS encourages leaders and Soldiers to "Know the signs. Know what's right. Do what's right." With a majority of off-duty Army accidents currently attributed to indiscipline, this focus reminds Soldiers of the importance of meeting set standards 24/7, whether at home or on the road for a ride with friends. Someone always knows when a Soldier is at risk, and KTS empowers his or her leaders and buddies to make the decision to intervene before tragedy strikes.

What does Army Safety have planned for the future?

The new seasonal format and KTS campaign are scheduled to run through fiscal 2014. For a complete schedule of seasonal releases, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

Why is this important to the Army?

Seasons change, but risk doesn't keep a calendar - it's ever-present in Army life. By making leaders and Soldiers aware of the risks, our Army maintains its people, our most powerful resource.


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