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Tri-Agency Working Group Focuses on Inter-Organization Cooperation

Tri-Agency Working Group

The Tri-Agency Working Group — made up of NASA (specifically the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance), the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board — exists so that each organization can learn how the others handle mishaps within their organizations and how they could all work together on an investigation, should the need arise. At a meeting this September, the group expanded to become the Quad-Agency Working Group with the official addition of the U.S. Air Force.

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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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Mishap Program Working Group Looks to Human Factors for New Techniques

Mishap Program Working Group

NASA’s Mishap Program Working Group focused on Human Factors Analysis and Classification System training during its annual meeting, held Aug. 5-8 at Johnson Space Center.

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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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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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A Look Inside the 2014 Metrology and Calibration Working Group Meeting

Working Groups: Metrology and Calibration

Metrology and calibration representatives from across the agency gathered at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, May 5-10 for the 2014 annual NASA Metrology and Calibration Working Group meeting.

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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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Checking In With the Metrology and Calibration Working Group

Working Groups: Metrology and Calibration

The Metrology and Calibration Working Group held its annual meeting Aug. 13 through 15 at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. The annual meeting is an opportunity for members of the metrology and calibration community to meet face-to-face.

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Recap: Mishap Program Working Group Meeting

Working Groups: Mishap Program

NASA’s Mishap Program Working Group met at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for its annual face-to-face operational meeting in August. The theme of this year’s meeting was, “How do we get better?”

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Catching Up With the SAWG

Working Groups: Software Assurance

Software Assurance (SA) practitioners from around the agency came together Aug. 27-29 at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, just outside Glenn Research Center, for the annual SA Working Group face-to-face meeting.

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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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