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Injury Prevention for Mission Fitness

Injury prevention directly supports mission readiness. When service members are injured in the workplace, training, recreating or other circumstances, it impacts their ability to complete their mission.

  • Almost 50% of service members experience an injury every year. Not all injuries can be avoided, but many common injuries can be prevented. 
  • An Army study found that noncombat musculoskeletal injuries (MSKI) account for nearly 60% of soldiers' limited duty days, and contribute to 65% of soldiers who cannot deploy for medical reasons. 
 

Occupational Injuries

Occupational injuries are injuries experienced at work or because of work you do. Service members work in a variety of very challenging conditions with many potential injury risks. Managing these risks is critical to maintaining mission readiness and avoiding missed duty time.

Occupational Injury Prevention

 

Training and Recreational Activities

Training and recreational activities help service members optimize their fitness and performance but are also a common source of injuries. Proper preventive steps minimize the risk of injuries during these activities.

Training and Recreational Injury Prevention

 

Injury Recovery

When service members suffer an injury, proper recovery is needed to return to duty. Working with a healthy provider, following a plan and avoiding re-injury are critical.

Injury Recovery

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Occupational Safety

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Occupational Safety. It is everyone's responsibility to be aware and take care of yourself when it comes to workplace environments. Whether you work from home, in a hospital or clinic, or are out in the field, take precautions and preventive measures to ensure your welfare to be able to continue to serve our beneficiaries.

Last Updated: February 12, 2024
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