Archive for March, 2017

  • 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 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 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) […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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