Archive for March, 2017

  •   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 […]

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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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  • STORY BY LCDR C.J. Warren / Peer Reviewed by CAPT Billy Murphy Safety Center teams continually seek opportunities to predict and prevent potential mishaps Who doesn’t enjoy a good inspection? Last-second running around to update program binders that haven’t been referenced in years; vision statements, policies, and designation letters finally […]

    Predict And Prevent

    STORY BY LCDR C.J. Warren / Peer Reviewed by CAPT Billy Murphy Safety Center teams continually seek opportunities to predict and prevent potential mishaps Who doesn’t enjoy a good inspection? Last-second running around to update program binders that haven’t been referenced in years; vision statements, policies, and designation letters finally […]

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  • STORY BY ENS RACHEL BLANKENSHIP, PAO, USS Shiloh (CG 67). Besides the danger of Sailors causing harm to themselves and others, there are the legal consequences associated with DUI/DWI infractions. In Japan, a Sailor may be under the U.S. BAC limit; but in violation of Japan’s limit of 0.03 percent. […]

    One Command’s Effort To Reduce DUI Incidents

    STORY BY ENS RACHEL BLANKENSHIP, PAO, USS Shiloh (CG 67). Besides the danger of Sailors causing harm to themselves and others, there are the legal consequences associated with DUI/DWI infractions. In Japan, a Sailor may be under the U.S. BAC limit; but in violation of Japan’s limit of 0.03 percent. […]

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  • 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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  • STORY BY LT JOHN LYLES, VFA-94 Single engine considerations are discussed in depth in the F/A-18 community. Around the boat we place emphasis on emergency catapult fly-away, emergency gear extensions, and single engine recovery procedures. Ashore, operating in the R-2508 of eastern California, the divert field is often predicated on whether […]

    Single Engine Considerations

    STORY BY LT JOHN LYLES, VFA-94 Single engine considerations are discussed in depth in the F/A-18 community. Around the boat we place emphasis on emergency catapult fly-away, emergency gear extensions, and single engine recovery procedures. Ashore, operating in the R-2508 of eastern California, the divert field is often predicated on whether […]

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  • From the National Safety Council (NSC) Daylight Saving Time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. Clocks are set forward one hour, except in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Now that we have sprung forward, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide […]

    Spring Forward with Safety

    From the National Safety Council (NSC) Daylight Saving Time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. Clocks are set forward one hour, except in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Now that we have sprung forward, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide […]

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  • STORY BY ENS JENNIFER PENDLETON, SAFETY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, USS Shiloh (CG 67) As the cherry blossoms fade and Golden Week in Japan approaches, temperatures soar on Naval Base Yokosuka and USS Shiloh (CG 67) prepares for its summer patrol. Statically, most safety-related work injuries occur in the summer months, the […]

    USS Shiloh Leadership Put Their Baks into Reducing Heat Related Injuries

    STORY BY ENS JENNIFER PENDLETON, SAFETY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, USS Shiloh (CG 67) As the cherry blossoms fade and Golden Week in Japan approaches, temperatures soar on Naval Base Yokosuka and USS Shiloh (CG 67) prepares for its summer patrol. Statically, most safety-related work injuries occur in the summer months, the […]

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  • STORY BY EMC(SW) MICHAEL LAVERGNE, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER, AFLOAT SAFETY PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE How many times have you been in an electrical/electronic shop and noticed that there were single, green wires with something attached (that looked like an alligator clip) coming from the work bench? It isn’t just an ordinary wire. […]

    Electrical Workbench Grounding Straps

    STORY BY EMC(SW) MICHAEL LAVERGNE, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER, AFLOAT SAFETY PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE How many times have you been in an electrical/electronic shop and noticed that there were single, green wires with something attached (that looked like an alligator clip) coming from the work bench? It isn’t just an ordinary wire. […]

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