Ashore & Off-Duty Safety Archive

  • 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 Michael Borkowski As a former police officer and mishap investigator, I have witnessed first-hand death and carnage on our highways that no person should. Due to my experience, I have major concerns with poor choices such as texting while driving. Let’s be honest, either you or someone you know […]

    The Dangers of Texting While Driving: A Personal Perspective

    By Michael Borkowski As a former police officer and mishap investigator, I have witnessed first-hand death and carnage on our highways that no person should. Due to my experience, I have major concerns with poor choices such as texting while driving. Let’s be honest, either you or someone you know […]

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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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  • By John C. Williams There are three categories of mishap reports available in the Enterprise Safety Applications Management System: mishap reports, property damage reports and near-miss reports. The mishap and property damage reports are self-explanatory, but the near-miss reports category does need additional explanation. This category has the potential to […]

    NEAR MISS REPORTS: What They Are and What They Do For You

    By John C. Williams There are three categories of mishap reports available in the Enterprise Safety Applications Management System: mishap reports, property damage reports and near-miss reports. The mishap and property damage reports are self-explanatory, but the near-miss reports category does need additional explanation. This category has the potential to […]

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  • By Brad Loftis Motorcycle fatalities for the Navy in fiscal year 2017 exceeded the number of fatalities from both fiscal years 2015 and 2016. Even though fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were historically low years with 12 fatalities each, does not mean we should accept an upward trend back to […]

    2017 Not a Good Year for Motorcycle Riders

    By Brad Loftis Motorcycle fatalities for the Navy in fiscal year 2017 exceeded the number of fatalities from both fiscal years 2015 and 2016. Even though fiscal years 2015 and 2016 were historically low years with 12 fatalities each, does not mean we should accept an upward trend back to […]

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  • By HM2(SW/FMF) Bradley Proctor Even though the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses. While restaurants […]

    FOOD SAFETY AT HOME

    By HM2(SW/FMF) Bradley Proctor Even though the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses. While restaurants […]

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  • The holiday season is here once more, a time when friends and families gather to celebrate. The holidays are also a time for increased risks associated to this time of year; a time to take some additional precautions to ensure everyone enjoys a safe and injury-free time. The following tips […]

    Holiday Safety

    The holiday season is here once more, a time when friends and families gather to celebrate. The holidays are also a time for increased risks associated to this time of year; a time to take some additional precautions to ensure everyone enjoys a safe and injury-free time. The following tips […]

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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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