approach to safety and safety training at the crew level are appropriate. Getting your crew to work safely, like most other crew leader functions, is essentially a matter of leadership. Therefore, dont overlook the power of personal example in leading and teaching your crewmembers. They are quick to detect differences between what you say and what you do. Dont expect them to measure up to a standard of safe conduct that you, yourself, do not. Make your genuine concern for the safety of your crew visible at all times. Leadership by example is one of the most effective techniques you can use.
Although the following references were current when this TRAMAN was published, their continued currency cannot be assured. You therefore need to ensure that you are studying the latest revision.
Naval Construction Force Manual, P-315, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D.C., 1985.
Naval Construction Force Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual, COMCBPAC / COMCBLANTINST 5100.1F, Commander, Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Commander, Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Norfolk, Va., 1991.
Seabee Planner's Estimator Handbook, NAVFAC P-405, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Alexandria, Va., 1983.Continue Reading