Johnny Pope

Manager Occupational Health and Safety
Ingalls Shipbuilding


Johnny Pope is the Safety & Occupational Health Manager for Ingalls Shipbuilding. Ingalls Shipbuilding is located in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is the builder of record for multiple classes of US Navy and US Coast Guard ships. He is directly responsible for the safety and health of nearly 13,000 employees including 7,000+ craft employees and their management teams. Johnny started his career as a junior safety specialist and quickly transitioned through the ranks to become the plant’s Safety Manager.

Under Johnny’s leadership and guidance, the plant has realized over a 32% reduction in TCR injuries and 50% in LTCR since 2011. His passion for safety and collaboration with senior leaders across the organization led to 2017 having the lowest Total Case Rate in the company’s 80 year history. Johnny and his team of 20 Safety Engineers, Hygienist, and Specialist hold multiple safety degrees, certifications, and awards.


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