Afloat Safety Archive

  • BY LT BLAKE LUSTY One of the toughest safety programs to keep functional through high turnover rates, multiple continuous maintenance availabilities (CMAV), and dry-docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) is the respiratory protection program. The program involves maintaining a high level of knowledge and accountability on the deckplates of how the […]

    Building a Respiratory Protection Program

    BY LT BLAKE LUSTY One of the toughest safety programs to keep functional through high turnover rates, multiple continuous maintenance availabilities (CMAV), and dry-docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) is the respiratory protection program. The program involves maintaining a high level of knowledge and accountability on the deckplates of how the […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO ll 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 prevent […]

    Where are the Supervisors? Supervision and Accountability

    BY JOE PERFETTO ll 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 prevent […]

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  • BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER  Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially our […]

    Technology Awareness: Digital Eye Strain and Text Neck

    BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER  Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially our […]

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  • STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

    Safety Awareness & Practices: Important at Sea, in the Air or Ashore in the Office

    STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

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  • BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Sailors and Marines fall victim to heat stress conditions every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to […]

    Heat Related Illness: What You Need To Know

    BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Sailors and Marines fall victim to heat stress conditions every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to […]

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  • BY ENS JOSE OTERO-VERA Sweat was dripping down my face. I was enjoying the famous runner’s high and on my way to breaking my personal record on the treadmill. AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio session […]

    Working Out: Gain Without the Pain

    BY ENS JOSE OTERO-VERA Sweat was dripping down my face. I was enjoying the famous runner’s high and on my way to breaking my personal record on the treadmill. AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio session […]

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  • BY STEVEN GEIGER 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 leadership […]

    Ten Rules to Improve Safety Leadership

    BY STEVEN GEIGER 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 leadership […]

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  • By LTJG Kate Harrell It’s always an exciting time when you arrive to a new ship – meeting new shipmates, learning about the ship, and exploring all the passageways and nooks of the place you will call home while underway. Although exploring can be fun, we should always remember that […]

    Exploring Risk Management

    By LTJG Kate Harrell It’s always an exciting time when you arrive to a new ship – meeting new shipmates, learning about the ship, and exploring all the passageways and nooks of the place you will call home while underway. Although exploring can be fun, we should always remember that […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN This question is being asked more often than not: Where are the safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers? As safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers, do you have direct access to the commanding officer or officer in charge to inform […]

    Where are the Safety Officers?

    BY JOE PERFETTO, NAVSAFECEN This question is being asked more often than not: Where are the safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers? As safety officers, managers, specialists and collateral duty safety officers, do you have direct access to the commanding officer or officer in charge to inform […]

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  • By ADAN Anthony Haga Everyone has had a time when they did not get enough sleep. Some people deal with a lack of sleep better than others. One person may only feel slightly groggy in the morning, while another feels like they are the walking dead all day long. Either […]

    Safety Through and Through

    By ADAN Anthony Haga Everyone has had a time when they did not get enough sleep. Some people deal with a lack of sleep better than others. One person may only feel slightly groggy in the morning, while another feels like they are the walking dead all day long. Either […]

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