Afloat Safety Archive

  • 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 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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  • BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN Think of environmental scanning as your organizational or individual radar that reaches out to help identify what is in your path looking forward, but also helps to identify what is on the periphery. The radar sweep can be focused to a small cone looking directly ahead […]

    Environmental Scanning: Determining Threats to Effect Positive Change

    BY BILL WHITE, NAVSAFECEN Think of environmental scanning as your organizational or individual radar that reaches out to help identify what is in your path looking forward, but also helps to identify what is on the periphery. The radar sweep can be focused to a small cone looking directly ahead […]

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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. The AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio […]

    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. The AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” perfectly matched my running pace, as if the stars had lined up for me to knock this cardio […]

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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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  • Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

    A Simple Measure To Detect Hazards

    Compiled by the 360°SAFE Staff Seven years ago, the Department of the Navy released via an all-Navy message the safety vision for 2009 and beyond. In the message, Navy commands were required to complete an annual self-assessment of their safety program. Commands conducting regular workplace inspections not only help their […]

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  • Safety Center subject-matter experts who collectively have over 300 years of Navy experience work hard to carry out our mission of saving lives and reducing or eliminating damage to our resources and Sailors. STORY BY CDR JASON EATON I have one of the most rewarding jobs in the Navy. I […]

    Our Experts At Your Service

    Safety Center subject-matter experts who collectively have over 300 years of Navy experience work hard to carry out our mission of saving lives and reducing or eliminating damage to our resources and Sailors. STORY BY CDR JASON EATON I have one of the most rewarding jobs in the Navy. I […]

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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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