German law states that children 12 years old or younger, or shorter than 150 centimeters (4 feet, 11 inches), are required to use suitable child-restraint devices that have been approved by either the ECE-R 44/03, ECE-R 44/04, or Department of Transportation when these children are transported in a personally owned vehicle. Children must be seated in a rear seat if the POV has one.Read More

Directorate of Communication and Public Affairs U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, but it is important to be mindful that high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury. Although temperatures in Germany are generally moderate, theRead More

A new regulation will make it mandatory to have a high-visibility vest in vehicles in Germany, according to a release by German automobile association Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club. The policy, which takes effect July 1, will require one reflective vest carried in each car, truck or bus registered in Germany. TheRead More

By USAG Stuttgart Safety Office We all have a responsibility to recognize and report safety hazards that we observe in our workplaces. This includes reporting people who endanger themselves and their coworkers by engaging in unsafe acts and horseplay while on the job. Good observation skills are necessary in identifyingRead More