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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Wire Rope Expert Roland Verreet Speaks at Goddard Seminar

Wire Rope Seminar

Expert Roland Verreet's detailed presentation showed participants what to look for and where to look in order to avoid wire rope failures.

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LDE Committee Streamlines Requirements and Revises Standard

Working Groups: Lifting Devices and Equipment

The Lifting Device and Equipment Committee (LDE) met in February to work on streamlining the next revision of the NASA Standard for LDE.

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Current News from NASA’s Electrical Safety Working Group

Working Groups: Electrical Safety

NASA’s Electrical Safety Working Group, chaired by Cheevon "Mi-Mi" Lau, held its annual face-to-face meeting at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 11-13, 2014. Representatives from around the agency discussed electrical issues and shared advice with each other.

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Fire Protection Working Group Holds First Formal Meeting

Working Groups: Fire Protection

NASA’s Fire Protection Working Group has been around for years, but it recently held its first formal meeting. From June 25-27, representatives from all 10 NASA centers met at Kennedy Space Center to discuss fire protection requirements.

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