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Fall-Winter 2012

Decisions Fall-Winter 2012 Front Cover

COVER STORY: Procedures Revisited

Crane Collision to SOP Revision 
by Jeff Morelen, Naval Safety Center
With 2012 shaping up to be the safest year in crane operations, the Navy continues to be vigilant in reducing mishaps.


First Hand
by Lt. j.g. G. Graham Van Hook, RIVRON 1 DET 2
A Riverine's haste and complacency result in small hand burns and a bruised ego.

A Comedy of Errors
by John Mapp, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Veteran readers of the Friday Funnies will find this script all too familiar. Travel into a dimension where logic is quite rare.


From Commander, Naval Safety Center
RADM Brian Prindle talks about the three traits that leaders and workers share to maintain a healthy comand environment and stay in step with managing risk: Capable, Empowered, Expected.

Editor's Notes
Policies and procedures are in place to keep our workplaces hazard-free, our lives worry-free and our conscience doubt-free.

ORM Playbook 
by Joseph Perfetto, Naval Safety Center
Respiratory PPE & Industrial Hygiene Surveys.

Open Your Ammo Cans 
by Gunnery Sgt. Amber Allison, Naval Safety Center
Inspecting your ammunition and paying careful attention to packaging can prevent mishaps, equipment damage or death.


Bravo Zulu
IT2 (AW) Andre S. Pham, VP-9

Spotlight on Excellence
2012 DON Safety Excellence Award Recipients




Hunting Season Checklist
Preparing for a Good Hunt
by Gunnery Sgt. Amber Allison

DUI and Driver Safety
Combating Safety Fatigue
by Lt. Cmdr. Michael "Dimm" Witt, VFA-22

Off-Duty Spotlight: VAW-112 Golden Hawks
1,000 Days DUI-Free
by Lt. Jim Foss, VAW-112

High-Risk Activities Checklists
The Binder That Keeps Them in Check
Reviewed by Daniel A. Conrady, Naval Special Warfare Command

PMV and Seat Belts
Changed Forever
by Lt. Cmdr. Dave Williams, Army Command and General Staff College

We Got an Earful and We Hear You!
by Don Borkoski, Naval Safety Center

For the Love of Riding
by Mario R. Diprete, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Liberty and Holiday Tips
'Tis the Season
by Stan Willingham, Naval Safety Center


Medical Surveillance
CSADD (Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions)

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About Decisions Magazine
Decisions magazine is published twice a year, with one online special issue, and distributed to target audiences located at shore-based commands, deployed with aircraft squadrons and carrier groups, and DoD agencies. Decisions is published by Commander, Naval Safety Center, at 375 A Street, Norfolk, VA 23511-4399. Periodical postage paid at Norfolk, Va.
ISSN: 2167-2431 / ISSN: 2167-244X