Editor’s Pick 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace safety inspections are required annually in accordance with Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.23 series (OPNAVINST 5100.23) and the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1960.25). Workplace inspections are one of the principle means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop […]

    Workplace Safety Inspections

    BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace safety inspections are required annually in accordance with Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.23 series (OPNAVINST 5100.23) and the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1960.25). Workplace inspections are one of the principle means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • BY AN JOHN HAMPTON, VFA-195 While assigned to the line division, I found myself tasked with preparing two of our aircraft for an upcoming material control inspection (MCI). This meant I spent most of my time in the hangar bay with Sailors from the corrosion work center working on these […]

    Falling of an Aircraft

    BY AN JOHN HAMPTON, VFA-195 While assigned to the line division, I found myself tasked with preparing two of our aircraft for an upcoming material control inspection (MCI). This meant I spent most of my time in the hangar bay with Sailors from the corrosion work center working on these […]

    Continue Reading...

  • BY LT MIKE KELLY, VQ-4 There’s an Irish blessing that ends with the saying, “may the wind be always at your back.” Luckily, I’m a few generations removed from the old country because that mindset doesn’t jive well when landing an E-6B Mercury, especially when that wind comes in the […]

    Windshears in the Navy’s Heavy

    BY LT MIKE KELLY, VQ-4 There’s an Irish blessing that ends with the saying, “may the wind be always at your back.” Luckily, I’m a few generations removed from the old country because that mindset doesn’t jive well when landing an E-6B Mercury, especially when that wind comes in the […]

    Continue Reading...

  • BY LT KRISTEN JOHNSTON, VP 46 When I arrived at the squadron ready room to plan for my dedicated field work (DFW) flight, I had no reason to believe it would be different from any of the other flights I had conducted. DFWs are fairly common within our community and […]

    The Importance of Preflights

    BY LT KRISTEN JOHNSTON, VP 46 When I arrived at the squadron ready room to plan for my dedicated field work (DFW) flight, I had no reason to believe it would be different from any of the other flights I had conducted. DFWs are fairly common within our community and […]

    Continue Reading...