Editor’s Pick Archive

  • 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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  • BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

    Deckplate Compliance or Systemic Failure?

    BY CAPT (SEL) J. LEE BENNETT, NAVSAFECEN Modern-day warships are a network of technologically advanced and complex systems, with each nested subsystem having its own unique techniques and procedures for how to maintain the supporting equipment or respond to malfunctions and failures. However, procedures currently utilized by the fleet (i.e., […]

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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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  • 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 PO2 CLIFFORD LONESOME, VFA-195 A fellow aviation ordnanceman (AO) and I were preparing our aircraft for the day’s flight schedule during the command’s fall Western Pacific patrol onboard USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). The flight deck coordinator (FDC) called over the radio for us to reposition an MHU-191 ordnance […]

    Crunch in the Junkyard

    BY PO2 CLIFFORD LONESOME, VFA-195 A fellow aviation ordnanceman (AO) and I were preparing our aircraft for the day’s flight schedule during the command’s fall Western Pacific patrol onboard USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76). The flight deck coordinator (FDC) called over the radio for us to reposition an MHU-191 ordnance […]

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  • BY ROD HAFEMEISTER, NAS KINGSVILLE PAO A student pilot is on final approach when he sees a flash of something feathered pass in front of him and then feels an explosion. Bird strike! The single engine on his T-45 Goshawk jet trainer has failed, turning the aircraft into a 5-ton […]

    Bird Detecting Radar Reduces Strike Damage

    BY ROD HAFEMEISTER, NAS KINGSVILLE PAO A student pilot is on final approach when he sees a flash of something feathered pass in front of him and then feels an explosion. Bird strike! The single engine on his T-45 Goshawk jet trainer has failed, turning the aircraft into a 5-ton […]

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  • BY LT ANDREW MIRANDA, NAVSAFECEN This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most influential publications in human factors. In 1947, psychologist Paul Fitts, along with Air Force Capt. Richard Jones and support from Lt. Col. A. P. Gagge and Col. Edward Kendricks of the Aeromedical Laboratory at […]

    Reconsidering Human Error

    BY LT ANDREW MIRANDA, NAVSAFECEN This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most influential publications in human factors. In 1947, psychologist Paul Fitts, along with Air Force Capt. Richard Jones and support from Lt. Col. A. P. Gagge and Col. Edward Kendricks of the Aeromedical Laboratory at […]

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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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