The Safety Professional
News & Information For The Navy & Marine Corps Safety Community Summer 2010
Updated SECNAV Safety Awards Instruction Signed
A new SECNAV instruction that
consolidates SECNAVINST 5100.15B, Secretary
of the Navy Awards for Achievement in Safety EXCELLENCE
Ashore, and SECNAVINST 5305.4A, Department PLAQUE - The
What’s Inside of the Navy Safety Excellence Awards Program, new plaques,
has been published, reflecting changes to the made of
DON safety program. rosewood, have a
g The Right Safety SECNAVINST 5305.4B, Secretary of the modern,
Stuff uncluttered look.
Navy Safety Excellence Awards, identifies 20
g Safety Recruiting
safety excellence awards in categories ranging
Update from ashore to afloat to aviation to acquisition.
A key change includes a focus on the “The criteria for the SIA award focuses
g DONHR Website “Department of the Navy Safety Vision for 2009 sharply the DON safety vision,” said Jennifer
Offers Benefits Info and Beyond,” signed by Navy Secretary Ray Glenn, director for safety in acquisition for the
Mabus in July 2009. The vision is a critical deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for safety
g ABCD Tool roadmap for achieving sustained mishap rate (DASN(Safety)). “We want to encourage offices,
reduction and establishment of the DON as a teams and commands responsible for weapon
g Call For Articles
World Class Safety Organization. systems, platforms and processes to be forward-
g Safety Spotlight:
Other changes include: thinking and design safety in from concept
Bill Ingersoll !Alignment of all DON-level safety through acquisition. Experience shows it’s a
awards to ensure competitive parity. valuable investment.”
g What’s New, !Establishment of award name The Emerging Center of Excellence Award
What’s Coming consistency. focuses on commands that have never won a
!Clarifying the awards selection DON-level safety award, but shows exceptional
g Transitions process. promise for future safety excellence leadership.
!Establishment of the Safety Integration “NAS Key West was one of the
g DON Safety Myth
in Acquisition (SIA) and the Emerging Center of inspirations for this award,” said Darrilyn
Excellence awards. Cranney, the director for safety and occupation
g Blogging For The SIA award has its roots in the David health for DASN(Safety). “Their safety
Safety Packard Acquisition Excellence in Acquisition turnaround was truly remarkable – from having a
award, but now requires a separate nomination. deplorable record to one of the best in the Navy.
The SIA award is open to all Navy and Marine It took them a number of years to make the
Corps offices, teams or commands with an transition. If they’d had some recognition on the
acquisition mission. way “up,” maybe they would have arrived a little
Cranney is also awards manager for the
Another change is the timing of the
award. Rather than in Fall, beginning in 2011,
the awards will be presented in the Spring.
The DON-level safety awards were
established to recognize Navy and Marine Corps
commands that have demonstrated exceptional
and sustained safety excellence. The objectives
of the awards program is to encourage increased
mission readiness by mishap and hazard
reduction; to promote full integration of
SAFETY EXCELLENCE FLAG -The Secretary of the operational risk management principles
Navy will have a new flag to present to Safety Excel- Navywide, and to foster a sound safety culture
lence recipients. The flag is expected to wear better throughout all navy and Marine Corps
than the previous flag, and its bright colors and design
will be more visible. commands, activities, and units.
Got the Right (Safety) Stuff? DON WantsYou!
To attract safety recruit candidates to the DON, a full-sized version of this recruitment flyer was circulated at the March 2010
American Society of Safety Engineers Conference in Baltimore, MD. The flyer will soon be available on the Civilian Safety
Community website at http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Pages/osh/Civ%20Community/CivCommunity.aspx. (Note
the Naval Safety Center is transitioning its website content to a MS Sharepoint platform. Expect delays in accessing information.)
Navy Civilian Safety Professional Recruiting Update
Last Fall we talked about NRG continues to make We hope with centralized
how Navy Human Resources (HR) is progress. Unfortunately, the recruiting and standardized PDs that
working with SECNAV and the safety classification process has taken we can continue to move forward
community to get us the best longer than expected due to with NRG to hire qualified safety
candidates and to recruit college transition from the National Security professionals.
graduates to come work for the Performance System (NSPS) back to
Navy. the General Schedule (GS) this past
The Navy’s Nationwide June.
Recruitment Group (NRG) continues On the positive side,
to move forward toward the goal of standardized safety position
recruiting and referring, quality descriptions (PDs) for GS-5, 7 and 9
candidates and resumes for civilian levels are complete, and have been
safety vacancies at Navy facilities signed off by Navy HR. It is our goal
worldwide. to have GS-11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
PDs classified by August 2010.
DONHR Website ABCD Tool Helps With
Offers Benefits Info
On 17 May 2010, the
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the
Time Critical ORM
The ABCD model mnemonic (listed below) is a straight-forward tool for
Navy for Civilian Human Resources risk management. Designed for individuals, teams, and crews, the ABCD model
(OCHR) successfully deployed the enhances situational awareness and is easily used by personnel familiar with
DON’s Civilian HR Portal, which Operational Risk Management (ORM).
provides DON civilian employees The ABCD model compliments the 5-step in-depth and deliberate ORM
with comprehensive information process and is not a replacement for planning and preparation of an evolution
and education tools. when ample time is available.
The feedback from the ABCD has four simple steps...
Community has been exceptional
and OCHR continues to expand the A = ASSESS THE SITUATION
portal with new and updated Accept no unnecessary risks.
information on a daily basis. The B = BALANCE RESOURCES
new Website can be found at: Make risk decisions at the right level.
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr. Accept risk when benefits outweigh the cost.
This new Website is the C = COMMUNICATE YOUR INTENTIONS
central source of retirement and Anticipate and manage risk by planning.
benefits information previously D = DO AND DEBRIEF THE EVENT
found on the Civilian Benefits
Information Center Website. For For more information and a short video please follow this link http://
recent information on retirement www.safetycenter.navy.mil/video/orm/orm.htm
and benefits all employees should This online tool is an innovative and interactive decision-making
bookmark the benefits page at: multimedia tool that details the ABCD model. It is also located on the Navy e-
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/ learning section of the Navy Knowledge Online portal, www.nko.navy.mil. So
Benefits/. take a little time and look at the presentation and then put your ABCDs to work
Benefits Bulletin 2010-02 for you.
provides a guide to the new
benefits web information. The
bulletin is available at: http://
Call for Articles
Benefits/resources/Pages/ Share your experiences, news, information, lessons learned, and
Default.aspx. opinions with your colleagues via The Safety Professional.
If you have questions Contributions will be considered if they represent original material.
about health insurance, life Authors need not be a member of the Navy or Marine Corps to submit.
insurance, the Thrift Savings Plan Please e-mail articles to: DASNSafety@navy.mil.
or retirement call the Benefits Line We look forward to hearing from you.
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What’s New, from page 5
CSRs are available from !The Navy Safety Success !DoD civilian personnel has
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Stories new link is: http:// designated June as Home Safety
Monday-Friday, except on Federal www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/ Month. Visit: http://
holidays. Pages/osh/Safety%20Success% www.cpms.osd.mil/wellness/
The TTY number for the 20stories/safety_success_stories_ wellness_index.aspx for the CPP
deaf and hard of hearing is 866- home.aspx Memo on June’s Home Safety
328-9889. Senior executives may !The Navy Acquisition Safety Awareness Campaign:
call Hilary Long at (360)315-8133, new link is: http:// !How Healthy Is Your Home?
DSN 322-8133, or e-mail www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/ !Home Environment Checklist to
Hilary.Long@navy.mil. Pages/acquisition/acquisition.aspx Reduce Asthma
Mary E. Foley !The Navy 2009 report to !Guide for Lightening Safety
OSHA new link is: http:// !Home Safety Guide
www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/ !Healthful Living at Home
Documents/OSH/oshdata/ !Home Safety Wellness Posters
Safety Spotlight: Bill Ingersoll
U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center’s
occupational safety, health and environment director Bill Ingersoll is a pivotal
figure in the management of the command’s safety and occupational health
program. He is head of a newly created organization that brings safety,
occupational health, and environmental into one cohesive department.
Previously, he held positions at the NAVSEA Programs Field Office in Charleston;
the Air Force Institute for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Risk at
Brooks Air Force Base, Texas; and the Charleston Naval Shipyard Quality
Assurance Office. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a
PhD in Civil Engineering.
What prompted you to get into the safety field? What specific improvements would you suggest for
Safety is personal for me. My father experienced a work- integration of safety throughout the Navy/Marine
related disabling back injury. He was an engineer at Corps?
Hanford National Laboratory in Washington. Fall protection I recommend integrating environmental, safety, and health
and the buddy system would have prevented his accident. programs at every facility/installation using the Plan-Do-
Something that happens in a moment can impact the rest Check-Act Cycle for identifying hazards and preventing
of your life. accidents and impacts. This integration can be facilitated
by implementing ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Another
Who have you considered a mentor and why? great program that I recommend is VPP, which is being
Mr. Kerry Tamayose has been a great inspiration to me at implemented at SRF-JRMC. VPP is all about worker
SRF-JRMC as a safety professional who combines expertise involvement and management enablement of the
in gas-free engineering and industrial hygiene with team- workforce to achieve self-compliance in safety instead of
building leadership. He is a hands-on leader, and he compliance enforcement by the Safety Office.
understands how to create a team of safety professionals
and improve safety awareness in the workplace. What bit of wisdom do you want to pass on to other
Have there been other safety professionals who Leadership, commitment and vision are required to
have influenced you? establish, implement, and sustain any program, but
The continual support of Mr. Hitoshi Kato (safety office especially the safety program of an organization.
head at SRF-JRMC Yokosuka) and Mr. Kazuya Hayashi
(safety office head at SRF-JRMC Det. Sasebo) has greatly Have you thought about your legacy or contribution
encouraged me in the journey of integrating to the safety program will be?
environmental, safety, and health programs. Their I want my legacy at SRF-JRMC to be sustaining continual
dedication to improving safety is making SRF-JRMC the improvement in OSHE programs. Continual improvement
best ship maintenance provider in the Navy. They are key can only be accomplished through ongoing team-building,
in ensuring that VPP is successfully implemented here. awareness, and participation of the entire workforce.
Safety is not just for the safety professionals. Safety is
Where has the safety program and/or training everyone’s number one job.
helped you in your career progression?
Coming from 20 years experience in environmental Out of all of the safety programs which is your
programs, I recognize that there are many environmental specialty/favorite one?
areas that overlap with safety and health. For example, As a chemist (as well as a civil engineer) my specialty is
hazardous material management, emergency chemical safety. Safe management of hazardous material
preparedness and response, HAZWOPER, hazardous waste and hazardous waste protects human health and the
management, and analytical chemistry are areas of overlap environment.
environmental protection and protection of the health and
safety of workers. I am building on this experience to Is there anything else you would like to tell us
integrate environmental, safety, and health programs here. about yourself or your safety organization?
As the OSHE Director I am responsible for environmental,
What has been one of your most rewarding safety, and health issues and goals at SRF-JRMC. I look
experiences while working in the Navy/Marine forward to integrating environmental protection with
Corps safety program? occupational safety and health protection, and contributing
Spearheading emergency preparedness and response for to human health and safety risk management for the Navy
the SRF-JRMC workforce and HAZWOPER training for the and Marine Corps.
environmental and quality staff at SRF-JRMC.
Instructions, Working Groups, Oversight, References
What’s New, What’s Coming, and Where It’s At
OPNAVINST 5100.23G and the Navy Fleet Readiness Center East provided
The Safety & Occupational Health Program Manual technical support in their areas of expertise for this
Chapters, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9 are undergoing Echelon 2 final project. As a result, three low-vibration hand tools were
review. recently introduced into the federal supply system. See
the full story at: http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/
OPNAVINST 3500.39C Pages/osh/Safety%20Success%20stories/
Operational Risk Management was signed July 2, 2010. safety_success_stories_home.aspx
OPNAVINST 5102.1 change 2 Personal Protective Equipment Working Group
Mishap & Safety Investigation Reporting and OPNAV N09FB has led the establishment of a PPE Working
Recordkeeping Manual is in OPNAV DNS review as of Group to improve equipment available to our Sailors and
May 27. civilians. The group is comprised of personnel from
OPNAV N09FB, Naval Safety Center, TYCOMs, INSURV, and
Electrical Safety civilian specialists who will review how current PPE is used
The DoD Electrical Safety Working Group continues in its Navy-wide, research correlations between PPE and mishap
effort to analyze more than 1,200 electrical safety mishaps. prevention, and investigate new equipment that can better
Following the recent two shipboard electrical fatalities, serve the Navy workforce. The Afloat PPE Shopping Guide
members have been added to the working group to ensure was recently updated and posted on the Naval Safety
afloat electrical issues are adequately addressed. We Center website: http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/
expect to provide results of the mishap analysis in the next Documents/afloat/Surface/Resources/References/
Flag Quarterly newsletter. shoppingguide_2010.doc. Contact the working group
chair, LCDR Tim Jirus at (703) 604-1422 for more
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Safety information.
If any of your Navy field activities become involved with
the oil spill response efforts, please note that safety and Navy Protective Clothing Board Annual Meeting
occupational health (SOH) should be integrated into these The Navy Exchange Service Command is the acquisition
efforts. OSHA has developed a detailed Oil Spill Response program manager for general purpose organizational
website at http://www.osha.gov/oilspills/index.html. protective clothing and also serves as chair of the Navy
Additionally, links to NIOSH, NOAA, EPA, and NIEHS are Protective Clothing Board. The mission of the Protective
also available from this link. Coast Guard Deepwater Clothing Board is to consider any Navy organizational
Horizon Response Safety and Environmental Health protective clothing for which a perceived problem exists or
Resources are available under “Hot Topics” at: http:// for which a possible improvement can be made. The next
www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cg11/. On May 25, OSHA began Protective Clothing Board meeting will be held at Coronado
taking samples to evaluate worker exposures. These Bay Room, Island Club/Surf Conference Center, North
sample results are being posted on the OSHA webpage. Island, CA from July 27-28. Fleet & Force Commanders’
Hazards to be aware of and address include: heat stress, representatives are chartered voting members of the
fatigue, animal/insect bites, slips trips falls, boating and board. The POC for the meeting is Amy Brayshaw from
other water hazards, chemical exposures, and heavy the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility,
equipment hazards. Effective risk management should email@example.com, (508) 233-4189 x214,
include planning ahead, training, and appropriate personal DSN 256-4189 x 214. Alternatively, the Naval Safety
protective equipment. OSHA has posted personal Center contact is Mike Francis, firstname.lastname@example.org,
protective equipment information at http://www.osha.gov/ (757) 444-3520 ext 7094.
Links of Interest
Safety Success: Protecting People From Bad !The DOD Ergonomics newsletters are available
Vibrations at: http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), which is caused by !The May 2010 DoD Industrial Hygiene Forum
people’s hands being exposed to chronic vibration, can presentations are at: http://www.dodforums.org/IH2010-
damages the nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Navy Denver/index.htm
civilian and military personnel involved in defense-support !DoD Safety, Health and Fire Protection website is
operations may be exposed to such hazards. The Defense at: https://www.denix.osd.mil/portal/page/portal/SHF
Safety Oversight Council initiated a project in 2007 to !The Defense Safety Oversight Council April 10
address HAVS’ root causes. The OPNAV Safety Liaison conference presentations are at: https://
Office led this project and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and defensereadiness.org/
Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Naval Base San Diego,
What’s New, page 3
Transitions DON Myth-Busting Safety Posters
Congrats and Fair Winds
to Clyde Kazebee
Available Electronically and By Mail
Fair winds and following seas, A new DON Safety and Occupational Health myth-buster poster has
to Clyde Kazebee, safety specialist at been developed, joining 11 others that have been developed over the past few
Naval District Washington (NDW). years.
Clyde retired in June 2010 after 10 The new poster tackles the myth that Navy and Marine Corps
years of civilian service. leadership isn’t fully engaged in safety and risk management.
He spent 20 years on active The new poster features the memorandum signed by Secretary of the
duty with the Navy before joining Navy Ray Maybus last July that details his safety vision for 2009 and beyond. It
federal civil service, first working at was one of the first guidance documents signed by the secretary after he was
the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery sworn in.
headquarters in the occupational The electronic version of the Safety Vision poster - along with the 11
health and safety division, and then other myth posters - is available on the Naval Safety Center website at: http://
moving to NDW. www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Documents/OSH/oshdata/ShoreOSH/
He and his wife, also recently SafetyMyths.pdf. Paper copies of the poster, in small (18” x 24”) and large (18”
retired from federal service, have x 36”) are also available.
relocated to northwestern Send your request to Darrilyn Cranney, email@example.com, or
Pennsylvania. Annie White, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, poster size desired,
number, address, and phone number. We recommend placing posters in high-
Condolences to the Weider traffic areas such as heads, galleys, recreation areas, and the Command suite.
Our condolences go out to the
family of Malcolm (Mac) Weidner, U.S.
Naval Hospital Guam’s safety
manager. He passed away from
leukemia on March 6, 2010.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in
1956 and was stationed at various
locations to include U.S. Naval Air
Station Guam. After 30 years of
service, Mac retired as a Navy master
chief in 1988, and began his safety
career with the U.S. Department of
Labor’s OSHA in Guam in 1992.
After 12 years with OSHA, he
served as safety manager at U.S.
Naval Hospital Guam until March
2010. He will be greatly missed by all
of us in the Navy Medicine and Naval
Blogging For Safety
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Blogging has arrived for Department of the Navy articles will show up at the top, so you can easily find
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Come October, your quarterly The Safety the latest news through the RSS – Really Simple
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place will be the DASN(Safety) blog – a web log that will The DASN(Safety) blog site is currently under
be your breaking-news outlet, a collection of links, a construction, with plans for its launch the first week in
reference source, a collaborative space, a place to connect. October. In the mean time, why not bookmark the URL -
In simple terms, the blog will be a website where http://dasnsafety.wordpress.com/ - and be among the first
“stuff” for Navy and Marine Corps safety professionals will DON safety professionals to pay a visit in October?
be on an ongoing basis. The most recently published