Archive for March, 2017

  • 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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  •   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 PO3 JORDAN OSMERA, VAW-116 I run every morning before work. I love to. It helps me wake up plus I get my workout done early so I have the rest of the day after work to myself. On July 30, 2016, I woke up to run as usual, […]

    Running Into the Ground

    STORY BY PO3 JORDAN OSMERA, VAW-116 I run every morning before work. I love to. It helps me wake up plus I get my workout done early so I have the rest of the day after work to myself. On July 30, 2016, I woke up to run as usual, […]

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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 SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

    Lost on the Runway

    STORY BY SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

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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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