Base Safety Office offers these Autumn safety tips

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  • By Mark Herlihy
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Throughout the fall season, the 66th Air Base Group Safety Office encourages all members of Team Hanscom to practice good safety habits.

Personnel should think ahead and prepare for the variety of elements and weather patterns that typically sweep through New England this time of year.

Safety officials encourage personnel to use sound risk management as weather continues to change.

“As temperatures become colder, we encourage individuals to dress in layers,” said Mason Robbins, Hanscom safety and occupational health specialist. “This is the best way to overcome changing temperatures throughout the day.”

With nights getting colder, officials encourage personnel to factor in extra commuting time for iced-over vehicles and the potential for ice on roads or in parking lots.

Tech. Sgt. Alexander Stavrinos, Hanscom Occupational Safety and Health NCO in charge, highlighted the need for personnel to take the necessary steps to travel safely.

“We also recommend replacing old, worn windshield wipers, and adding winterized windshield washer fluid to your reservoir to prevent freezing,” he said.

Stavrinos also recommends personnel ensure their tires have enough tread, and switch summer tires to all-season or winter tires to provide better traction.

Safety officials offer additional safety information at the Hanscom Safety SharePoint site.

For more information about any safety questions or concerns, contact the Safety Office at