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ISHMC Meeting Brings Together Institutional Safety and Health Experts

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Group Meeting

The Institutional Safety and Health Managers Council (ISHMC) brought together safety and health leaders from across the agency this April at Kennedy Space Center. The meeting marked the beginning of a new approach to safety and health management at the agency level. 

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Updates to Policy on Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating and Recordkeeping Improve Investigation Process

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NPR 8621.1C

Changes to NPR 8621.1, Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping went into effect on May 19, 2016. These updates affect NASA’s process for endorsing and releasing mishap reports following incidents.

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NASA’s Construction Safety Working Group Puts Focus on Fall Protection

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CSWG Group Photo 2015

Fall Protection Program administrators from each center joined NASA’s Construction Safety Working Group at Kennedy Space Center June 2-3 to provide valuable input on one of the most dangerous work activities in construction. The group members helped focus this second annual face-to-face on fall protection, including discussions on requirements, rescue plans and training. 

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NASA Glenn's Facilities Division's System for Tracking Risks

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Risk Tracking

Glenn’s Facilities Division tracks risks to ensure its parent directorate — the Facilities, Test and Manufacturing Directorate — and the center are well aware of facility risks and how they may impact safety of personnel and facility assets.

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Policy Changes Affecting Safety and Health Plans to Result in Cost Savings

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Safety and Health Plans

Changes to NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 1852.223-73 will make NASA’s proposal review process quicker and more efficient. The requirement changes permit companies competing for low-cost and administrative contracts with minimal hazards to submit Safety and Health Plans after the contract is awarded.

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New Construction Safety Training Opportunities in SATERN

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Construction Safety Training

New courses in SATERN provide accessible training in Construction Safety for NASA employees and contractors. The offerings are video captures of courses that traditionally are taught only in-person, and as a result expand the availability and accessibility of important training for NASA’s construction community.

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NASA Construction Safety Working Group Holds First Annual Meeting

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Construction Safety Working Group

The newly established NASA Construction Safety Working Group held its first annual meeting at Kennedy Space Center July 8-9.

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Safety Message: Fall Protection in Construction

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Safety Message: Fall Prevention

Listen to Russ DeLoach, Kennedy Space Center, deliver the July Safety Message on fall prevention in construction.

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Fire Protection Working Group Puts Focus on Audits and Training

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FPWG 2014

Fire protection engineers in NASA’s Fire Protection Working Group met at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 3-6 for its annual face-to-face meeting.

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Stennis Uses Six Sigma Principles to Streamline Audit Processes

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SSC Six Sigma Audits

Stennis Space Center applied Six Sigma principles to integrate and improve audit processes.

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction — June 2-6, 2014

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National Safety Stand-Down

Every year, falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers in the United States. In 2012, 269 of 775 total construction fatalities were the result of falls. All of those deaths were preventable and each of us can help prevent fatalities from falls.

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