The Navy has gone to great expense to train people
like you to safely operate and maintain its ships. Without
you and your shipmates, we would not have a Navy. In
this chapter, you have been given information about
personnel safety. Safety is not automatic; you must
practice it constantly. The Navy still has injuries, but
they are less frequent than in the past because crew
members now practice good safety habits.
One of the items stressed in this chapter is the tag-
out system. Without it, there would be a great increase in
injuries and deaths. It is a working system that, when
correctly used, saves many lives.
In this chapter you have been made aware that the
Navy uses many HAZMATS especially cleaning
solvents that may be toxic and highly flammable. As a
petty officer, you must be familiar with all safety
precautions dealing with HAZMATS and know the
procedures for their handling, storage, transportation and
disposal. You must know how to inspect containers for
leaks and when to reject them if they are damaged. The
responsibilities are great; but as a leader and a
supervisor, you must get the job done in a safe manner.
Damage control also is a very integral part of the
safety of personnel and equipment. As a DCPO your job
will be the safety of the ship during different conditions.
The closure log must be maintained. The DCPO also has
the responsibility to maintain fittings and equipment to
ensure the material condition of readiness of the
command. The whole command is set up as a supporting
organization to ensure all aspects of safety in every
division and department.
We are a safety-conscious Navy and will be that way
as long as we have personnel like you working aboard
our ships. Never let down in your effort to practice
safety whether on or off ship. Because you are valuable
to the Navy and your loved ones, we want you to be as
safe as possible.
Basic Military Requirements, NAVEDTRA 12018,
Development and Technology Center, Pensacola,
Naval Safety Supervisor, NAVEDTRA 12971, Naval
Education and Training Program Management
Support Activity, Pensacola , FL, 1993.
Naval Ships Technical Manual, Chapter 631,
Preservation of Ships in Service (Surface
Preparation and Painting), Naval Sea Systems
Command, Washington, DC, 1986.
Naval Ships Technical Manual, Chapter 670,
Stowage, Handling, and Disposal of Hazardous
General Use Consumables, Naval Sea Systems
Command, Washington, DC, 1987.
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
Navy, OPNAVINST 3l20.32C, Chief of Naval
Operations, Washington, DC, 1994.
United States Navy Regulations, Department of the
Navy, Washington, DC, 1990.
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
The Division Safety PO is responsible for mishap
prevention training and maintaining appropriate
When you see a safety hazard, it is your personal
responsibility to report unsafe conditions or
any equipment or materials you think might be
unsafe and follow up the report with
Chapter 6 of Standard Organization and
Regulations of the U.S. Navy, OPNAVINST
standardized procedures for tag outs.
After the tags have been cleared and the record
sheet properly filled out for the removal of the
tags, place the sheet in the back of the tag-out
log in the cleared section for destruction at a
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
Containers in flammable liquid stowage facilities
will be inspected weekly.
Consult NSTM, chapter 670, for disposal of