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Do you depend on a "hi-octane" fix to stay awake or energized? Know the risks.
Energy Drinks Promise to Beat 'That 2:30 Feeling' by Lt. Cmdr. T.E. Sather, MSC, USN, CAsP, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
There's no substitute for a good rest and ample sleep. Know the dangers of overconsumption of energy drinks.
Let's Move It Outside! by Lt. Cmdr. Michael "Dim" Witt, VFA-22
Fighting Redcocks host creative, interactive events. VFA-22 safety standdowns get personnel involved and engaged in activities.
No One's Going to Die Today by HM3 (FMF) Michael V. Pilati, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
A hospital corpsman shares his combat zone experience. Being there for a fellow Marine or Sailor can help reduce stress and prevent medical distress.
IN THIS ISSUE
From Commander, Naval Safety Center
Rear Adm. Kenneth "K.J." Norton's welcome message and perspective on the Naval Safety Center's role in risk management and mission accomplishment.
Operational Stress Control
Summer Safety Guide
Unconditional Trust by Capt. Kurt Scott, USN, Navy Behavioral Health Programs
The Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control offers resources, success stories, and tools to help leaders and service members deal with personal or combat-related stress.
Navy Reading Program
A Leadership Foundation Built on Theory, Fact and Fiction by Cmdr. Daniel Dolan, USN, Naval War College
Get into books and e-books this summer with the CNO's Reading Program. Browse a wide selection of titles for warfighting, operating forward and being ready.
Summer Safety Guide
Know the illnesses and dangers associated with heat and summer activities. Follow basic safety procedures if you plan on being around water, exercising, gardening, or working outdoors.
Our First-Anniversary Issue
Articles and resources to help you manage risks.
Eye Protection, Injury Prevention
Employers and workers alike must know the danger that hazards may pose to their vision.
Best Practice: Ergonomics
The Right Lift: New Devices Reduce Back Pains and Strains by AT1 (AW) James Vasileff, Fleet Readiness Center Northwest
EA-6B maintainers at FRC Northwest know the injuries that can occur from heavy lifting and carrying. New devices give them relief when working on the aircraft's pods.
Best Practice: Return to Homeport
The First 96 Hours of Homecoming by Lt. Cmdr. Jack "Farva" Curtis, VAQ-139
VAQ-139 Cougars augment Family Support Center's presentation by focusing on the first 96 hours of homecoming.
Probably Safe? Hmm... by Lt. Mike McLaughlin, HSL-48
A pilot's decision to assert himself during a preflight check may have averted a Class A mishap. Speak your mind when you know how to avoid a potentially hazardous situation.
Takeaway: Situational Awareness
Power Lines: The Towering Danger
In FY-12, six people died as a result of electrical-related mishaps. Know the potential for hazards and how to prevent injuries or death.
See, What Happened Was ... by Gunnery Sgt. Amber Allison, Naval Safety Center
Don't be "that guy" who loses a hand, causes a fire — or worst — injures or kills others.
Your Driving Bubble: Make It Big by Don Borkoski, Naval Safety Center
Take this experiment to see how fast your "driving bubble" can shrink.
Never Underestimate Mother Nature by Lt. Cmdr. John Hellmann, USN (Ret.)
Would you know what to do if an outdoor adventure turns into a life-threatening situation?
Listening Devices Not Part of Bicycle PPE by Capt. Jeffrey Studebaker, USMC, Naval Safety Center
Avoid roadway mishap by wearing the right bicycle PPE, heeding safety regulations and not wearing listening devices while riding.
On the Road With Makin Island Riders by MC3 Kory D. Alsberry, USS Makin Island Public Affairs
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) motorcycle club gives Sailors training, experience and adventure.