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  • STORY BY LT NATHAN RICE, HSL-49 Things were smooth during the fourth month of my HSL-49 Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) cruise. It was a 4th Fleet Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) deployment embarked in USS Gary (FFG 51), and the detachment was running astonishingly well. Our officer in charge (OIC) […]

    Not Seeing The Forest For The Trees

    STORY BY LT NATHAN RICE, HSL-49 Things were smooth during the fourth month of my HSL-49 Helicopter Aircraft Commander (HAC) cruise. It was a 4th Fleet Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) deployment embarked in USS Gary (FFG 51), and the detachment was running astonishingly well. Our officer in charge (OIC) […]

  • FOREWORD BY RDML CHRISTOPHER J. MURRAY For more than three decades, the media communications industry has been changing with the times. Information sharing has dramatically evolved from daily newspapers, slick magazines and desktop personal computers to portable laptops with wireless internet capabilities. Today, data is synonymous with smart mobile devices […]

    A Change in Strategy For Delivering Our Safety Message

    FOREWORD BY RDML CHRISTOPHER J. MURRAY For more than three decades, the media communications industry has been changing with the times. Information sharing has dramatically evolved from daily newspapers, slick magazines and desktop personal computers to portable laptops with wireless internet capabilities. Today, data is synonymous with smart mobile devices […]

  • STORY BY AD2(AW) ALVIN PRAKASH, VFA-195 As an aviation machinist’s mate and collateral duty inspector (CDI) for work center 110 (power plants), I had performed enough engine removals on the F/A-18 Super Hornet to feel very comfortable briefing and leading my team on what seemed to be a routine engine […]

    Overconfidence, Complacency and Checklist

    STORY BY AD2(AW) ALVIN PRAKASH, VFA-195 As an aviation machinist’s mate and collateral duty inspector (CDI) for work center 110 (power plants), I had performed enough engine removals on the F/A-18 Super Hornet to feel very comfortable briefing and leading my team on what seemed to be a routine engine […]

  • In his 2016 end-of-year ALSAFE message to the fleet, Naval Safety Center top leader RDML Christopher J. Murray addressed the urgency of paying attention to the Navy’s largest challenge: traffic deaths. FY 2016 saw a nearly 100 percent increase in fatal automobile mishaps compared to FY 2015. We are also […]

    Preventable Losses Hurt Our Navy Family

    In his 2016 end-of-year ALSAFE message to the fleet, Naval Safety Center top leader RDML Christopher J. Murray addressed the urgency of paying attention to the Navy’s largest challenge: traffic deaths. FY 2016 saw a nearly 100 percent increase in fatal automobile mishaps compared to FY 2015. We are also […]

  •   STORY BY LT KRISTI HANSEN, VFA-113 It was going to happen eventually. All good things come to an end, and my incredibly lucky run of avoiding display issues at the boat came to a screeching halt on a “pinky” cat shot two weeks into our composite training unit exercise […]

    An Uncomfortable Place

      STORY BY LT KRISTI HANSEN, VFA-113 It was going to happen eventually. All good things come to an end, and my incredibly lucky run of avoiding display issues at the boat came to a screeching halt on a “pinky” cat shot two weeks into our composite training unit exercise […]

  • STORY BY BRAD LOFTIS, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The National Safety Council (NSC) identified 2016 as the most deadly year on the roadways since 2007. This is not news to anyone who received the Naval Safety Center’s quarterly report in December as our analyst h ave already identified and reported the […]

    2016 Deadliest Year on Roadways Since 2007

    STORY BY BRAD LOFTIS, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The National Safety Council (NSC) identified 2016 as the most deadly year on the roadways since 2007. This is not news to anyone who received the Naval Safety Center’s quarterly report in December as our analyst h ave already identified and reported the […]

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  • Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

    A Simple Measure To Detect Hazards

    Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

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  • Safety Center subject-matter experts who collectively have over 300 years of Navy experience work hard to carry out our mission of saving lives and reducing or eliminating damage to our resources and Sailors. STORY BY CDR JASON EATON I have one of the most rewarding jobs in the Navy. I […]

    Our Experts At Your Service

    Safety Center subject-matter experts who collectively have over 300 years of Navy experience work hard to carry out our mission of saving lives and reducing or eliminating damage to our resources and Sailors. STORY BY CDR JASON EATON I have one of the most rewarding jobs in the Navy. I […]

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  • STORY BY MIKE BORKOWSKI, TRAFFIC & RECREATION OFF-DUTY SAFETY SPECIALIST, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The Naval Safety Center conducted an analysis into Navy private motor vehicles with four wheels (PMV4) fatal mishaps during the FY 2012 to 2016 timeframe to identify FY associated factors. The analysis also focused on the dramatic […]

    Private Motor Vehicles Fatal Mishap Analysis Summary

    STORY BY MIKE BORKOWSKI, TRAFFIC & RECREATION OFF-DUTY SAFETY SPECIALIST, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The Naval Safety Center conducted an analysis into Navy private motor vehicles with four wheels (PMV4) fatal mishaps during the FY 2012 to 2016 timeframe to identify FY associated factors. The analysis also focused on the dramatic […]

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  • STORY BY LCDR TODD PETRIE, VFA-213 As many readers of Mech already know, some of the most common ground mishaps plaguing the FA-18 community are crunches involving doors 64L and 64R. For non-Hornet maintainers, those are the two engine bay doors that clamshell open on the keel of the aircraft. […]

    Crunch Time

    STORY BY LCDR TODD PETRIE, VFA-213 As many readers of Mech already know, some of the most common ground mishaps plaguing the FA-18 community are crunches involving doors 64L and 64R. For non-Hornet maintainers, those are the two engine bay doors that clamshell open on the keel of the aircraft. […]

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  • STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

    Safety Awareness & Practices: Important at Sea, in the Air or Ashore in the Office

    STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

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  • STORY BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially […]

    Technology Awareness: Digital Eye Strain and Text Neck

    STORY BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially […]

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  • STORY BY STU HUTCHINSON, BUSINESS OPERATIONS LEAD, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH DIVISION With the coming of warmer weather, many of us will be seeking high adventure in the great outdoors. For us thrill seekers, the picture below may look like great fun. It may also look […]

    Alcohol: Underestimating Risks and Potential Consequences

    STORY BY STU HUTCHINSON, BUSINESS OPERATIONS LEAD, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH DIVISION With the coming of warmer weather, many of us will be seeking high adventure in the great outdoors. For us thrill seekers, the picture below may look like great fun. It may also look […]

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  • STORY BY AE2 JESSE MORGAN, HSC-3 It was a routine night at the MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) located on Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. The FRS is generally considered a high-tempo training command that routinely executes a daily flight schedule requiring five MH-60S aircraft, which sometimes begins shortly after […]

    You Can’t Do It Alone

    STORY BY AE2 JESSE MORGAN, HSC-3 It was a routine night at the MH-60S Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) located on Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. The FRS is generally considered a high-tempo training command that routinely executes a daily flight schedule requiring five MH-60S aircraft, which sometimes begins shortly after […]

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  • STORY BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace inspections are one of the principal means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop in a workplace over time. Supervisors and employees should always be on the lookout for hazards and unsafe behaviors; but there are occasions where they may overlook hazards due […]

    Workplace Inspections As Mishap Deterrents

    STORY BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace inspections are one of the principal means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop in a workplace over time. Supervisors and employees should always be on the lookout for hazards and unsafe behaviors; but there are occasions where they may overlook hazards due […]

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  • STORY BY LCDR ADAM GREEN, VAQ-133 Flying on the first day out of port is typically avoided for a whole host of reasons. However, after many days of transit and upon completion of our first port call of deployment on the lovely island of Guam we were eager to get […]

    No HYDS, No Problem

    STORY BY LCDR ADAM GREEN, VAQ-133 Flying on the first day out of port is typically avoided for a whole host of reasons. However, after many days of transit and upon completion of our first port call of deployment on the lovely island of Guam we were eager to get […]

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