"...Can Spoil Your Whole Day."
By Lieutenant Jeffrey Rees, U.S. Navy
Commander Ozimek's excellent Professional Note on operational risk management in Proceedings is required reading for all supervisors on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).
The concept became an integral part of our turnaround training and safety program when we left the yard last November. In addition, we analyze seagoing accident reports in an ongoing effort to improve our own bridge teams. I was struck by similarities between aviation and ship accidents, particularly concerning human factors and communication. Even though the Navy holds individuals accountable for mishaps, I wonder if we are doing all we can to prevent accidents at sea.