Ashore & Off-Duty Safety Archive

  • BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN  In 2016, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 Sailors lost their lives – one life lost is one too many. Looking at summer data, the Naval Safety Center found it shows the summer season is more dangerous than the spring, fall and winter seasons. While […]

    Summer: Recreation and Off-Duty Safety

    BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN  In 2016, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 11 Sailors lost their lives – one life lost is one too many. Looking at summer data, the Naval Safety Center found it shows the summer season is more dangerous than the spring, fall and winter seasons. While […]

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  • BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. This is an incorrect and dangerous assumption as was indicated in […]

    Tornado Safety

    BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. This is an incorrect and dangerous assumption as was indicated in […]

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  • BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS, NAVSAFECEN Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Personnel fall victim to heat stress condition 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 the […]

    Heat Related Illness: What You Need To Know

    BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS, NAVSAFECEN Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Personnel fall victim to heat stress condition 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 the […]

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  • BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

    What Do Motorcycles & May Have in Common?

    BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

    Motorcycle Awareness

    BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

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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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  • STORY BY MIKE BORKOWSKI, TRAFFIC & RECREATION OFF-DUTY SAFETY SPECIALIST, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The Naval Safety Center conducted an analysis into Navy private motor vehicles with four wheels (PMV4) fatal mishaps during the FY 2012 to 2016 timeframe to identify FY associated factors. The analysis also focused on the dramatic […]

    Private Motor Vehicles Fatal Mishap Analysis Summary

    STORY BY MIKE BORKOWSKI, TRAFFIC & RECREATION OFF-DUTY SAFETY SPECIALIST, NAVAL SAFETY CENTER The Naval Safety Center conducted an analysis into Navy private motor vehicles with four wheels (PMV4) fatal mishaps during the FY 2012 to 2016 timeframe to identify FY associated factors. The analysis also focused on the dramatic […]

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