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Inaugural Issue: Spring 2012

Decisions Magazine Inaugural Issue Cover Photo by MC2 Joan E. Kretschmer/USN

COVER STORY: Unexploded Ordnance

If You Didn't Drop It, Don't Pick It Up
by Gunnery Sgt. Amber Allison, Naval Safety Center
A mishap analyst can't emphasize enough that curiosity is not part of the training when it comes to handling weapons and ammunition.


Pierside: Where Danger Lurks
by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Monique K. Hilley and Patrick Foughty, Commander Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
An unassuming Navy pier presents elusive dangers that are easy to miss but can be anticipated with a well-managed safety program.

Tool Backpack Saves Time, Improves Repair Process
by Trevor Krick, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bangor, Washington
Ergonomics play a big part in the creation of a "boat bag" that saves time, tailors repair process and organizes tools for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard mechanics.

Safety on the Cloud
by Alfred Melcher, Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center
Training and Learning in Real Time. Go beyond the traditional setting with innovative delivery through distance learning.


From Commander, Naval Safety Center
RADM Brian Prindle welcomes our readers and endorses time-critical resource management (TCRM) as one of the best resources for making the right choices.

Editor's Notes
Mishaps are worse for the victims. Knowing that we didn't do our part to prevent a mishap can be agonizing, as well.

Safety Matters
by Doug York, NAS Norfolk Sewells Point Safety Office Training Department
An injection of knowledge helps treat the safety allergy.

Best Practice
by Alonzo Branch, CNIC N7 Training and Readiness Shore Response Plan Branch
CNIC captures lessons learned and shares them for better strategies and improved shore readiness.


Decisions Off-Duty Back Cover Photo by John Land/NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic


ORM Playbook
Relying on Memory Not a Good Plan
by Maj. B.J. "Chaps" Butler, USMC, HMLA-267

Personal Firearms Safety
I Didn't Mean to Shoot ... Really
by Gunnery Sgt. Amber Allison, Naval Safety Center

PMV, Motorcycle, ATV Training
Surviving the Traffic Combat
by Robert N. Dobarzynski and Blaine P. Bromwell, MCI West

Eyewitness (What Would You Do?)
As It Seems To Me
by Information Technology 1st Class (SW/EXW) Richard Hoeppner, Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet

Motorcycle PPE & Situational Awareness
Sir Jed and the Possum
by Hull Technician 1st Class Ivan Garrett and John Mapp, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Driving Risk Factors
Looking in the Rearview Mirror
by Michael Borkowski, Naval Safety Center

The Great Outdoor Adventure:
Plan. Enjoy. Return.

by Lt. Stephen "Buttons" Murphy, VAQ-135


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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