Archive for July, 2017

  • BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

    Deckplate Compliance or Systemic Failure?

    BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

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  • BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Many of the mishap and hazard reports received at the Naval Safety Center from the afloat community (surface ships and submarines) have some common human-related factors; most notably among them is the lack of proper supervision. The root cause behind these incidents have […]

    ORM in Absentia

    BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Many of the mishap and hazard reports received at the Naval Safety Center from the afloat community (surface ships and submarines) have some common human-related factors; most notably among them is the lack of proper supervision. The root cause behind these incidents have […]

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  • BY AE1 (SG) MICHAEL APGAR Accidents happen all the time in the workplace. The aviation world is no exception, with countless possibilities and situations that can cause damage to equipment and hazards to personnel. According to the Federal Aviation Administration about 80 percent of accidents happen due to human factors. […]

    Human Factors Contribute to Near Mishap

    BY AE1 (SG) MICHAEL APGAR Accidents happen all the time in the workplace. The aviation world is no exception, with countless possibilities and situations that can cause damage to equipment and hazards to personnel. According to the Federal Aviation Administration about 80 percent of accidents happen due to human factors. […]

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  • BY CDR JOE LEVY, VP-5 CO Having recently returned from a challenging split-site deployment, including the first deployment to 5th Fleet for the P-8A Poseidon, VP-5 has completed a campaign to institutionalize the use of operational risk management (ORM) in our pilots and naval flight officers that began early on […]

    Institutionalizing ORM at the Squadron Level

    BY CDR JOE LEVY, VP-5 CO Having recently returned from a challenging split-site deployment, including the first deployment to 5th Fleet for the P-8A Poseidon, VP-5 has completed a campaign to institutionalize the use of operational risk management (ORM) in our pilots and naval flight officers that began early on […]

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  • BY LCDR GEORGE DEGENNARO, VFA-83 It’s the middle of April in the North Persian Gulf. The air wing has been on deployment since the middle of November and flying sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) since late December. We’re pulling into Dubai in the morning for the third […]

    It’s Not Over, Until It’s Over!

    BY LCDR GEORGE DEGENNARO, VFA-83 It’s the middle of April in the North Persian Gulf. The air wing has been on deployment since the middle of November and flying sorties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) since late December. We’re pulling into Dubai in the morning for the third […]

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  • BY MAJ MATT COLLIER, HMLA-773 One of the hardest decisions as an aircraft commander or flight leader is whether or not to call knock it off and head back home. We’ve probably all seen knock it off calls that were debatable. On one end of the spectrum are the ones […]

    Knock It Off? One Squadron’s Methodical Approach to a Snowy Troop Lift

    BY MAJ MATT COLLIER, HMLA-773 One of the hardest decisions as an aircraft commander or flight leader is whether or not to call knock it off and head back home. We’ve probably all seen knock it off calls that were debatable. On one end of the spectrum are the ones […]

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  • BY STAN WILLINGHAM, NAVSAFECN Chief of Naval Operations policy requires military and civilian personnel to apply safe and healthful practices in all their daily activities. To recognize outstanding efforts in risk management and mishap prevention, the CNO Shore Safety Awards Program provides recognition to commands with the best overall command […]

    Commands Receive Top Navy Award for Safety

    BY STAN WILLINGHAM, NAVSAFECN Chief of Naval Operations policy requires military and civilian personnel to apply safe and healthful practices in all their daily activities. To recognize outstanding efforts in risk management and mishap prevention, the CNO Shore Safety Awards Program provides recognition to commands with the best overall command […]

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  • BY STEVEN W. GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Recordkeeping is a critical part of the Navy’s safety and health efforts for various reasons. For one, keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses can help prevent them in the future. The Navy also has a responsibility under federal law to comply with Occupational Safety […]

    Serious Mishaps, Call for Serious Recordkeeping

    BY STEVEN W. GEIGER, NAVSAFECEN Recordkeeping is a critical part of the Navy’s safety and health efforts for various reasons. For one, keeping track of work-related injuries and illnesses can help prevent them in the future. The Navy also has a responsibility under federal law to comply with Occupational Safety […]

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  • BY LT STEPHEN VANDAL HSM-51 Quarterly safety standdowns are rarely engaging events. Oftentimes, all hands gather in an auditorium or the hangar and a series of speakers lecture the group on the safety topics of the season such as wearing sunscreen in the summer, turkey fryer safety in the fall, […]

    Crowd Sourced ORM

    BY LT STEPHEN VANDAL HSM-51 Quarterly safety standdowns are rarely engaging events. Oftentimes, all hands gather in an auditorium or the hangar and a series of speakers lecture the group on the safety topics of the season such as wearing sunscreen in the summer, turkey fryer safety in the fall, […]

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  • BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN What is something that all of us do on a daily basis? We either make decisions or solve problems. The big question then: Are we making good decisions and effectively solving problems? Many of us make decisions or solve problems without giving it much thought, we […]

    Decision Making and Problem Solving: Balancing Risk to Mission and Risk to Force

    BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN What is something that all of us do on a daily basis? We either make decisions or solve problems. The big question then: Are we making good decisions and effectively solving problems? Many of us make decisions or solve problems without giving it much thought, we […]

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