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Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy  (Safety)

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Safety) is the principal Department of the Navy advisor on all matters related to risk management, mishap prevention, occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, acquisition safety and fire and emergency services. Our mission is to improve leadership commitment, risk management awareness, safety policy and procedures, and workforce training and qualification to realize the ultimate vision of zero mishaps.


Kyle Ketchum
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy


CNO Safety Award (Large Industrial Facility)

Rising Star

The Honorable Williams visited Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY) in Kittery, Maine, Aug. 24, where he formally presented PSNY’s production resource officer, Capt. William Schultz, with the FY19 Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award (Large Industrial Facility). Williams also toured the shipyard's power plant, recognizing the shipyard workers who prioritize safety throughout the day.

From power plants to Public Private Venture (PPV) housing, safety for our sailors and their families is one of my top priorities," said Williams. "Through seemingly small steps of courage, sailors who value safety may come forward and save lives, reduce lost work days and damaged equipment. Thank you for all you do.


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 SECNAV Safety Awards

2020 Safety Awards

Blount Island Command
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (REINFORCED) (VMM-365 (REIN))
Emerging Center of Excellence
​Submarine Forces
Emerging Center of Excellence
Fleet Readiness Center East
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THREE THREE (NMCB 133)
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

 US Department of Navy Issuances

SECNAV Safety Instructions

Department of the Navy Laser Protection Program
(SECNAVINST 5100.10K – 5/12/2015)
Department of the Navy Laser Protection Program

(SECNAVINST 5100.14E – 3/15/2019)

Navy Gas Free Engineering Certification/Recertification
(SECNAVINST 5100.16C – 4/18/2018)
Department of the Navy installation Automated External Defibrillation

(SECNAVINST 5100.17A – 12/21/2018)

Navy Weight Handling Program for Shore Activities
(SECNAVINST 11260.2B – 3/26/2019)

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