Archive for May, 2017

  • BY AD1 (AW) PATRICK WARD, VFA-37 What started out as a normal workday for the powerplants work center, actually turned out to be a hectic night. Fortunately, the results were not near as dire as they could have been. Unfortunately, the event could have been com­pletely avoided had we just […]

    2,200-Pound Block of Swiss Cheese

    BY AD1 (AW) PATRICK WARD, VFA-37 What started out as a normal workday for the powerplants work center, actually turned out to be a hectic night. Fortunately, the results were not near as dire as they could have been. Unfortunately, the event could have been com­pletely avoided had we just […]

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  • BY LT NICHOLAS MYERS, VAW-121 Naval Aviation is a noisy business, and as aviators it’s a hazard we have come to accept and mitigate through the use of hearing protection. With the introduction of new platforms and technologies there comes a time when we have to re-evaluate traditional hearing protection […]

    Only You Can Prevent Hearing Loss

    BY LT NICHOLAS MYERS, VAW-121 Naval Aviation is a noisy business, and as aviators it’s a hazard we have come to accept and mitigate through the use of hearing protection. With the introduction of new platforms and technologies there comes a time when we have to re-evaluate traditional hearing protection […]

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  • BY PO2 CLIFFORD LONESOME, VFA-195 A fellow aviation ordnanceman (AO) and I were preparing our aircraft for the day’s flight schedule during the command’s fall Western Pacific patrol onboard USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). The flight deck coordinator (FDC) called over the radio for us to reposition an MHU-191 ordnance […]

    Crunch in the Junkyard

    BY PO2 CLIFFORD LONESOME, VFA-195 A fellow aviation ordnanceman (AO) and I were preparing our aircraft for the day’s flight schedule during the command’s fall Western Pacific patrol onboard USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). The flight deck coordinator (FDC) called over the radio for us to reposition an MHU-191 ordnance […]

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  • BY ROD HAFEMEISTER, NAS KINGSVILLE PAO A student pilot is on final approach when he sees a flash of something feathered pass in front of him and then feels an explosion. Bird strike! The single engine on his T-45 Goshawk jet trainer has failed, turning the aircraft into a 5-ton […]

    Bird Detecting Radar Reduces Strike Damage

    BY ROD HAFEMEISTER, NAS KINGSVILLE PAO A student pilot is on final approach when he sees a flash of something feathered pass in front of him and then feels an explosion. Bird strike! The single engine on his T-45 Goshawk jet trainer has failed, turning the aircraft into a 5-ton […]

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  • BY LT ANDREW MIRANDA, NAVSAFECEN This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most influential publications in human factors. In 1947, psychologist Paul Fitts, along with Air Force Capt. Richard Jones and support from Lt. Col. A. P. Gagge and Col. Edward Kendricks of the Aeromedical Laboratory at […]

    Reconsidering Human Error

    BY LT ANDREW MIRANDA, NAVSAFECEN This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most influential publications in human factors. In 1947, psychologist Paul Fitts, along with Air Force Capt. Richard Jones and support from Lt. Col. A. P. Gagge and Col. Edward Kendricks of the Aeromedical Laboratory at […]

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  • BY STEVEN GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Good leadership in safety and occupational health within the Navy helps differentiate the best performing commands from the rest. Such a healthy safety culture fully supported by leadership at all levels pays great dividends for commands and the Navy as a whole. The following guidance for […]

    SAFETY LEADERSHIP: TEN COMMANDMENTS

    BY STEVEN GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Good leadership in safety and occupational health within the Navy helps differentiate the best performing commands from the rest. Such a healthy safety culture fully supported by leadership at all levels pays great dividends for commands and the Navy as a whole. The following guidance for […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN All commands are required by the Navy and Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping Manual (OPNAVINST 5102.1D/MCO P5102.1B) to report all mishaps, hazards and near misses. In addition to reporting they’re supposed to be investigated to determine what happened and how to […]

    Where are the Supervisors?

    BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN All commands are required by the Navy and Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping Manual (OPNAVINST 5102.1D/MCO P5102.1B) to report all mishaps, hazards and near misses. In addition to reporting they’re supposed to be investigated to determine what happened and how to […]

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  • Visitors to the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) website will soon notice some improved changes requiring a common access card (CAC) to access certain aspects of the command’s site. The new SharePoint site will provide a secure platform where safety professionals can find current and relevant information about the safety community including […]

    Safety Center Website Offers New Levels of Security

    Visitors to the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) website will soon notice some improved changes requiring a common access card (CAC) to access certain aspects of the command’s site. The new SharePoint site will provide a secure platform where safety professionals can find current and relevant information about the safety community including […]

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