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III Corps and Fort Hood Health Promotion Newsletter

  1. 1. are done playing.Infants can drown injust a few inches ofwater. Have a telephonenearby andappropriateemergency numbersposted. Remove all toys whenyou leave the pool.Toys may attract chil-dren to the unattendedpool.Stay safe and enjoy theSummer!https://safety.army.mil/multimedia/CAMPAIGNSINITIATIVES/NationalSafetyMonth2013/tabid/2411/Default.aspxSummer is finally here, andwith it comes hazards uniqueto this cherished time ofyear. As the weather warmsand Soldiers, Army civiliansand Family members take toroads and waterways forsome well-deserved downtime, they will be exposed torisk more often than theymight think. Its criticallyimportant to prepare themnow for what lies ahead.Pool Safety If you have a pool athome, and youngchildren install a fence.The fence should be atleast four feet high andhave a self-closing,self-latching gate thathas a locking mechanismbeyond a child’s reach. Cut overhanging treelimbs and removechairs or ladders fromthe pool area to preventchildren from climbingover the fence thatsurrounds the pool. Keep grates and draincovers in good repairand secured in place.Alert your family andguests to stay away fromthese devices, as thesuction from drainoutlets can be strongenough to causeentrapment of hair orbody parts, which canpotentially cause aperson to drown. Make sure you knowinfant and child CPR!!Be Safe and SmartWhile Swimming Supervision is a must.Follow the 10/20 rulewhen you’re at the pool.The 10/20 rule statesthe supervising adultneeds to positionthemselves to be able toscan the pool every 10seconds, and reach thewater within 20seconds. Always have rescuedevices, such asUL-LISTED lifepreservers, nearby. Flotation devices, toysand inflatableswimming aids are notsafety devices. Theyare toys and can easilypuncture and deflate. Always drain wadingpools after childrenI N S I D E T H I SI S S U E :SummerSafety1Grilling Tips 2Moving Safety 2Child/YouthSupervisionPolicy, FtHood Reg210-483Recipe 3HPCOverview &ResourceGuide4“ T H E G R E A T E S TW E A L T H I S H E A L T H ! ”S U M M E R S A F E T Y = S U M M E R F U NJune is National Safety Awareness MonthJune 2013III Corps and Fort HoodHealth Promotion Newsletter
  2. 2. S A F E G R I L L I N G T I P SP A G E 2S U M M E R S A F E T Y = S U M M E R F U NIt is Summer Time! For most that means it istime for outdoor grilling. Ensure you and yourfamily are safe before grilling and consider afew safety tips:1. Read the owners manual.2. Grills are for outside, only.3. Use in well-ventilated area.4. Keep grill stable.5. Follow electric codes.6. Use long-handled utensils.7. Wear safe clothing.8. Be ready to extinguish flames.9. Consider placing a grill pad or splatter matbeneath your grill.10. Never leave a grill unattended once lit.11. Stay away from hot grill.12. Don’t move a hot grill.http://www.hpba.org/consumers/barbecue/general-grilling-safetyHave a Safe Summer!!·Have a plan for children. Keep young childrenoccupied and away from trucks, cars andwalkways.· Get rid of flammables before you move. Donot pack any combustible items.· Have a first aid kit handy. Just in casesomeone needs to be patched up dontpacked it away.http://www.militaryonesource.mil/crisis-prevention?content_id=270562Are you planning a do-it-yourselfmove this Summer??Here are some tips you can use to ensure that yourfamily is safe while packing your home.· Pack Boxes for safe handling. Put heavierobjects in smaller boxes and wrap sharpobjects in paper.· Dress appropriately on moving day. Wear goodshoes and use work gloves.· Lift Properly. Always use your legs and not yourback to lift heavy objects.· Pace Yourself. Go slow and take plenty ofbreaks.· Use moving aids. Rental trucks come withdollies and you can purchase inexpensivefurniture slides from hardware stores.· Load your truck correctly. Put the heavierobjects in the front of the truck and tie downanything that can move.· Have food and water readily available. Tokeep hydrated keep bottled water on hand andsnacks available for energy.Q U I C K S A F E T Y T I P S W H E N M O V I N G
  3. 3. I I I C O R P S & F O R T H O O D R E G 2 1 0 - 4 8C O N T R O L A N D S U P E R V I S I O N O F C H I L D R E N / Y O U T HP A G E 3S U M M E R S A F E T Y = S U M M E R F U NParents are accountable for the conduct of their minorchildren; unsupervised children are subject to at-riskbehaviors. Parents are liable for damages caused bynegligent or unlawful conduct of their children.—Children 10 years-old and under will have directsupervision (line of sight) by an adult, parent, Child,Youth & School Services Child Development Center(CDC) or School Age Services (SAS) site staff. Whilewalking to and from school, children in gradespre-kindergarten through 1st grade must have directsupervision by an adult or parent.—Children 11 and 12 years old will have monitoredsupervision and may be left unattended for no morethan 6 hours, between the hours of 0600 to 2100,during a 24-hour period. Parents must ensure that thechild is capable and knowledgeable in handling emer-gency situations.—Teenagers, between the ages of 13-15 years, may beleft unattended between the hours of 0600 to 2100, butnot to exceed 8 hours during a 24-hour period.Teenagers, between the ages of 16-18 years (and stillin high school), will not be left unattended for more than12 hours during a 24-hour period.State of Texas LawTexas Penal Code Section 22.041: Abandoningor Endangering ChildUnder Texas law, leaving a child at home andputting a child in a type of position that couldcompromise the safety or well-being of the child isconsidered child abandonment.—Describes child abandonment as a situationwhere an adult leaves a child in any place for acertain length of time without making arrangementsto provide reasonable and necessary care for thechild.Texas Penal Code 22.10: Leaving A Child In AVehicle—A person commits an offense if he/sheIntentionally or knowingly leaves a child in a motorvehicle for longer than five minutes knowing thatthe child is younger than 7 years of age and notattended by an individual in the vehicle who is 14years of age or older. — An offense under thissection is a Class C misdemeanor.Fort Hood Police Department 287-4001your local police departmentand Family Advocacy Program 287-CARE (2273)NutritionPer serving: 168 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 gmono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 41 g carbohydrates; 1 gprotein; 1 g fiber; 59 mg sodium; 2 mg potassium.Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C, phytochemicals.Carbohydrate Servings: 2Exchanges: 2 fruitIngredients 2 cups seltzer 2/3 cup frozen raspberries 2 sprigs fresh mint 3 ounces raspberry-flavored syrup, orChambordIce cubes.PreparationCombine seltzer, raspberries, mint and raspberry-flavored syrup (or Chambord) in a small pitcher.Pour over ice.http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/raspberry_spritzer.htmlR E F R E S H I N G R A S P B E R RY S P R I T Z E R
  4. 4. III Corps HQ Building # E231 B1001 761st Tank Battalion AveFort Hood, TX 76544Phone: 254-288-0379E-mail:hood.3c.healthpromotion@conus.army.milAbout Health PromotionHealth Promotion integrates andconsolidates all prevention, well-being,holistic programs and initiatives throughthe Health Promotion Council, whichIdentifies gaps and overlaps in health andwell-being services in order to supportReady and Resilience and Fort HoodCommunity Needs.Community Resource GuidePlease visit www.hood.army.mil/resourcesfor the Community Resource Guide, aHealth Promotion initiative intended toserve the Total Army Family here atFort Hood—Soldiers, Family Members,Civilians, and Retirees.III CORPS & FORT HOODHEALTH PROMOTION“The greatest wealth is health!”We’re Online!www.facebook/com/HoodHealthPromotion