Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Oct. 22, 2002
RELEASE : 104-02
Cape Canaveral Spaceport Focuses On Safety & Health, October 23
Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), and Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB) will participate in a full day of safety and health-related activities, Oct. 23.

The activities are part of an annual event known as Spaceport Super Safety & Health Day. The event was initiated at KSC in 1998 to increase awareness of the importance of safety and health among the government and contractor workforce.

The theme for this year's event, "Safety & Health: A Way of Life" emphasizes not only the importance of safety and health in the workplace, but its significance in everyday life.

Activities will kick-off with a keynote address at KSC by Mr. John Drebinger, Jr., nationally known speaker, trainer, author and magician. Drebinger, known as the "master of safety communication" has been inspiring and motivating others to take personal responsibility for their own safety and health while making safety and health interesting for more than 15 years.

The event will also feature a multitude of vendor/exhibitors at various locations throughout the Spaceport including safety and health training sessions, astronaut appearances, and a health fair and open house at the KSC fitness centers.

All normal work activities with the exception of mandatory services such as fire, medical, and security will be suspended to allow all personnel to participate.


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