New Year New Safety Week
By Airman 1st Class Zac Wright, Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published January 05, 2021
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
The 5th Bomb Wing Safety Evaluation will be conducting their annual Safety Week starting Jan. 4, 2021 and will continue through Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
Unlike traditional in-person briefings, this year the functional areas of safety will be conducting online briefings three times a day at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. on CVR Teams to reemphasize safety for the wing. These briefings are planned to last 60 minutes.
“Typically we’d take a safety down day, full of in-person briefings to get this message out, but COVID-19 is preventing us from doing so. These briefings are meant to help put safety back on everyone’s mind as we come out of the holiday season.” said Lt. Col. Dave Mott, Chief of Safety of the 5th Bomb Wing.
The presentations from the Occupational safety, Weapons safety, Flight safety and DUI Task Force will cover topics including driving safety, winter activity safety, trending safety issues, and additional information on how to report safety mishaps.
The briefings aim to educate on critical risk management techniques that cover not only on-duty activities, but off-duty as well. Personnel can expect to obtain a better understanding of the mishap reporting process and who they can contact in the event of a safety mishap.
Use CVR Team code “j2kmfgh” to sign up or contact your Unit Safety Representative Staff Sgt. Joseph Vergara by telephone (701) 723-4262 for more information.