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Injury Prevention & Occupational Health

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.

 

Injury Prevention

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Occupational Health for Health Care Workers

Medical workers face unique occupational health risks, and experience one of the highest rates of workplace injury. Ensuring the health and safety of our staff in hospitals and clinics is top priority for the DHA. 

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Aug 28, 2023

BJACH Hand Rodeo One Patients Journey

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Ekas, an occupational therapist at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, uses heat to treat de quervain tenosynovitis, a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of Shelby Snyder's wrist during an appointment. Snyder, a local artist and the spouse of U.S. Army Capt. Richard Snyder, Task Force Live Fire, Operations Group, is near the end of her journey to recovery that wrapped up with the enhanced hand and wrist surgical capabilities offered during the “hand rodeo,” Aug. 24-25, at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Johnson, Louisiana. (Photo By Jean Graves, BJACH public affairs)

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and its Military Health System partners brought enhanced hand and wrist surgical capabilities to BJACH during its “hand rodeo,” Aug. 24-25, 2023. For Shelby Snyder, a local artist and military spouse, it may be the end of a long road to recovery from a right-hand condition that affects her dexterity.

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Feb 21, 2023

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Gives an Update about Ongoing Burn Treatment Initiatives

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Thousands of U.S. service members suffered debilitating blast and burn injuries during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's why better burn treatment plans across the Joint Forces are in the works. Find out about the new Burn Treatment and Skin Repair initiatives that aim to improve front line triage, treatment capabilities, and ...

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Injury Accumulation

Social media graphic supporting Injury Prevention Month

“The biggest risk factor for a musculoskeletal injury is a previous musculoskeletal injury. Get small injuries treated before they become major ones! https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/healthy-living/fitness-nutrition-active-living/preventing-injuries-in-military-training/ #PreventInjury”

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Stretching

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“DYK? Dynamic warm-ups and stretching are most effective at preparing your body to exercise. “Cold” or “static” stretching can actually increase injury risk. Check out this Air Force article on proper stretching: https://www.keesler.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/361999/stretching-is-key-to-effective-exercise-program/ #PreventInjury”

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Physical Training

Injury Prevention Physical Training

“Physical training is a vital part of military life and helps each service member maintain readiness and reach peak performance. One way to avoid PT injuries is to mix up the types of intensity of exercises to avoid overtraining and overworking a muscle group. https://www.hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/injury-prevention/what-overtraining ...

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Listen Up, Watch Out III

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“Service members are routinely exposed to sensory hazards during training and combat operations. Degraded hearing or vision can impact your mission fitness and safety. Protect your eyes and ears by wearing the right protective equipment for your mission, and get regular hearing and vision checkups to stay mission ready. https://health.mil/Military ...

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Recreation and Sports

Social media graphic supporting Injury Prevention Month

Service members use sports and recreation to stay fit, blow off steam, and build friendships. Minimize injury during those activities to stay fit for duty by warming up smart, listening to your body, and hydrating. Learn more at: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/ptsaip/Pages/Sports-and-Physical-Training-Injuries.aspx #PreventInjury”

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Nov 17, 2022

Injury Prevention - Listen Up, Watch Out

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“Service members can be exposed to a range of environmental hazards during training, deployment, and other missions. Stay alert to hazards and wear proper protective equipment to help prevent injuries to your eyes and ears. https://hearing.health.mil/Prevention/Hearing-Protection-Devices https://vce.health.mil/Eye-Injury-Prevention-and-Response/Eye ...

Last Updated: August 02, 2023
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