SAFETY DEPARTMENT

The Safety Department is responsible for ongoing training and education programs, equipment dangers, procedural hazards, and accident prevention. With a thorough understanding of the ship's many potential hazards and dangers to human life, the personnel in Safety provide risk identification and mitigation, training to all hands, and provides oversight to potentially hazardous evolutions. The department maintains constant vigilance for any situation, from the flight deck to the main machinery rooms, which may affect the crew's safety. They insure that the most up-to-date safety training programs and personal protective equipment are available. Among these are respirator protection, heat stress prevention, hearing conservation, sight conservation, and compliance with all Navy Occupational Health and Safety standards.‚Äč