The Naval Safety Center (NSC) hosted the bi-annual Joint Services Safety Lessons Learned Forum (JSSLLF) on Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Sept. 19.
The forum provides Service Safety Chiefs’ staff from the services Safety Centers an opportunity to exchange lessons learned and best practices. The information discussed is used for the purpose of program improvement and reduction of mishaps and injuries. The group also identifies common issues and potential solutions for joint collaboration.
The Naval Safety Center is currently the only service with a dedicated safety lessons learned division. Chris Rew, Naval Safety Center’s Lessons Learned Manager, chaired the forum.
“The main purpose was to build relationships between safety teams and to improve effective communications flow between the services,” he said.
Finding joint solutions to mishap prevention has become more important as the services are working closely together and using similar aircraft and other equipment.
“We’ve found that we have many common areas of concern that when operating in a vacuum result in repetitive effort or a failure to mitigate mishaps,” Rew said.
It was an opportunity for the Naval Safety Center, the Air Force Safety Center, Army Combat Readiness Center, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps Safety Division, and U.S. Coast Guard Health, Safety, and Work-Life Directorate to share their collective challenges and discuss possible way-ahead solutions. The group shared their best practices relevant to improving joint safety capabilities and readiness as well.
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20 September 2018
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