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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.


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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

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

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Last Updated: August 02, 2023
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