5 Things the Safety Profession Can Learn From a Navy Captain

Can the safety profession learn anything from a Navy Captain? Ahoy Mateys! You bet! In his book It's Your Ship, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff tells his story of turning around a low productivity, low energy, absent of passion and enthusiasm, just showing up to collect a paycheck ship to "the hottest go-to ship in the Navy". It's not a story about safety management and he did not specifically target injury reduction, however a byproduct of his turnaround efforts was a dramatic reduction in workers compensation claims and injury rates. It's Your Ship is a story of a Naval officer and his command of USS Benfold, a ship with 310 sailors and every cutting edge system available, and also very low p

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