HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 5ks, driving simulations, and even snakes. That combination could only mean that Wednesday was Marshall Space Flight Center's "SHE Day."
Safety, Health, and Environmental awareness are strongly emphasized to employees at Marshall daily, and one day a year is set aside to remind them of the importance of all around well-being.
"We need our team to be safe," said Steve Cash, Director of Safety and Mission Assurance. "If we're gonna accomplish our mission and go to Mars and actually live and work there, I need this team safe so they can do their job, and so we talk about safety a lot."
The morning started with a SHE Day 5K run to promote healthy living, employees could grab a plant and learn a little more about the environment, and they could participate in distracted driving simulations to promote safety and awareness.
There was even a booth for wildlife safety featuring lots of slippery snakes.
Booths were set up to check blood pressure and to inform employees about ways to improve health and, in Cash's words, "leave the world a little better than we found it."
"Because we're family," he said. "That's what it's all about… we're a family. We're a family at work and we're a family at home. You know, your family at home you do special things to make sure they're safe. We try to make sure people feel that way here."
Awards were given out fo 5k winners and Food Trucks were on base around noon to serve employees lunch.
You can learn more about Marshall Space Flight Center and "SHE Day" here.
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