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Gerry Schumann

Institutional Safety Program Executive

Gerald “Gerry” Schumann is the Institutional Safety program executive and is responsible for preparing safety requirements and criteria for complex or high-value projects for construction or modification of facilities, systems, equipment or hardware. He also serves as the NASA Mishap Investigation program executive. In this role, he provides advice, support and oversight for NASA mishap investigations.

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SATERN Courses

Course Title Course Number Buttons
100 Questions on Electrical Safety SMA-HQ-WBT-202 SMA-HQ-WBT-201 Details
Certified Safety Professional Preparatory Course SMA-OS-EXTI-412 SMA-OS-EXTI-412 Details
Completing the Investigation and Mishap Report SMA-002-09 SMA-002-09 Details
Conducting Tailgate Meetings SMA-OS-EXTW-203 SMA-OS-EXTW-203 Details
Confined Space SMA-OS-WBT-215 SMA-OS-WBT-215 Details
Construction Industry Institute's Making Zero Incidents a Reality SMA-HQ-WBT-208 SMA-HQ-WBT-208 Details
Contractor's Safety & Health Program SMA-OS-EXTW-202 SMA-OS-EXTW-202 Details
Crane Safety Concepts SMA-OS-EXTW-260 SMA-OS-EXTW-260 Details
Cryogenics Safety SMA-HQ-WBT-207 SMA-HQ-WBT-207 Details
Electrical Safety Awareness SSC-001-09 SSC-001-09 Details
Electrical Safety Basics SMA-OS-WBT-241 SMA-OS-WBT-241 Details
Electrical Safety What Everyone Should Know GRC-111-11 GRC-111-11 Details
Energy Control Program — Lockout/Tagout SMA-OS-WBT-220 SMA-OS-WBT-220 Details
Excavation Safety SMA-OS-WBT-219 SMA-OS-WBT-219 Details
Facility Life Safety Concepts SMA-OS-WBT-235 SMA-OS-WBT-235 Details
Facility System Safety SMA-OS-WBT-340 SMA-OS-WBT-340 Details
Fall Protection in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-271 SMA-OS-WBT-271 Details
FEMA National Incident Management System SMA-OS-EXTW-290 SMA-OS-EXTW-290 Details
Fire Prevention and Protection in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-230 SMA-OS-WBT-230 Details
GHS for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Personnel SMA-OS-EXTW-214 SMA-OS-EXTW-214 Details
Hand and Power Tools in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-218 SMA-OS-WBT-218 Details
Hazard Identification and Control SMA-OS-EXTW-240 SMA-OS-EXTW-240 Details
Health & Safety Leadership SMA-OS-EXTW-310 SMA-OS-EXTW-310 Details
Human Performance Improvement Accident Investigation Program SMA-HQ-WBT-212 SMA-HQ-WBT-212 Details
Hydrogen Safety Seminar SMA-HQ-WBT-304 SMA-HQ-WBT-34 Details
Industrial Fire Protection Engineering SMA-HQ-WBT-205 SMA-HQ-WBT-205 Details
Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional SMA-OS-WBT-260 SMA-OS-WBT-260 Details
Introduction to Ergonomics SMA-OS-EXTW-350 SMA-OS-EXTW-350 Details
Introduction to Human Factors in Mishap and Close Call Investigation SMA-001-07 SMA-001-07 Details
Introduction to Safety Management SMA-OS-WBT-371 SMA-OS-WBT-371 Details
Introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration SMA-OS-WBT-210 SMA-OS-WBT-210 Details
Job Hazard Analysis SMA-OS-WBT-239 SMA-OS-WBT-239 Details
L: Basics of Operational Safety SMA-OS-WBT-100 SMA-OS-WBT-100 Details
Lifting Devices and Equipment (LDE) for Managers and Program Personnel SMA-HQ-WBT-204 SMA-HQ-WBT-204 Details
Lifting Devices and Equipment Manager (LDEM) Training SMA-HQ-WBT-201 SMA-HQ-WBT-201 Details
Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) Chair Training SMA-002-13 SMA-002-13 Details
Mishap Investigation Roles and Responsibilities SMA-002-08 SMA-002-08 Details
Mobile Crane Safety SMA-OS-WBT-272 SMA-OS-WBT-272 Details
NASA Human Factors in Mishap Investigation SMA-002-15 SMA-002-15 Details
NASA Interim Response Team Training SMA-002-11 SMA-002-11 Details
OSHA 300 Recordkeeping SMA-OS-EXTW-270 SMA-OS-EXTW-270 Details
OSHA Recordkeeping Basics SMA-OS-WBT-270 SMA-OS-WBT-270 Details
OSHA 6000 Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies SMA-OS-EXTW-205 SMA-OS-EXTW-205 Details
Overview of Mishap Investigations SMA-002-07 SMA-002-07 Details
Overview of NASA Occupational Health Program SMA-OS-WBT-250 SMA-OS-WBT-250 Details
Personal Protective Equipment SMA-OS-WBT-221 SMA-OS-WBT-221 Details
Powered Industrial Truck Safety Concepts SMA-OS-WBT-245 SMA-OS-WBT-245 Details
Principles of Occupational Safety & Health SMA-OS-EXTI-409 SMA-OS-EXTI-409 Details
Radiation Safety Concepts SMA-OS-EXTW-241 SMA-OS-EXTW-241 Details
Root Cause Analysis SMA-002-10 SMA-002-10 Details
Safer by Design SMA-OS-WBT-301 SMA-OS-WBT-301 Details
Safety & Health Management Principles SMA-OS-EXTW-280 SMA-OS-EXTW-280 Details
Safety and Health During Disaster Recovery SMA-OS-EXTW-213 SMA-OS-EXTW-213 Details
Safety Management System Evaluation SMA-OS-EXTW-370 SMA-OS-EXTW-370 Details
Safety Management Techniques SMA-OS-EXTI-411 SMA-OS-EXTI-411 Details
Safety Permit Hazards Analysis SMA-HQ-WBT-305 SMA-HQ-WBT-305 Details
Safety Supervision and Leadership SMA-OS-WBT-373 SMA-OS-WBT-373 Details
Scaffold Safety SMA-OS-WBT-212 SMA-OS-WBT-212 Details
SFPE Principles of Fire Protection Engineering SMA-HQ-WBT-400 SMA-HQ-WBT-400 Details
SHE 112: Flammable and Combustible Liquids SMA-OS-WBT-217 SMA-OS-WBT-217 Details
Signs, Signals & Barricades SMA-OS-EXTW-211 SMA-OS-EXTW-211 Details
Slips, Trips & Falls SMA-OS-EXTW-255 SMA-OS-EXTW-255 Details
Stairways & Ladders in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-265 SMA-OS-WBT-265 Details
Struck-By and Caught-In/Between Hazards in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-211 SMA-OS-WBT-211 Details
Subart R: Steel Erection SMA-OS-EXTW-285 SMA-OS-EXTW-285 Details
The Competent Person SMA-OS-EXTW-201 SMA-OS-EXTW-201 Details
The NASA Environmental Management System HQ-TNEMS HQ-TNEMS Details
Welding and Cutting Hazards in Construction SMA-OS-WBT-213 SMA-OS-WBT-213 Details
Workzone Traffic Control SMA-OS-EXTW-212 SMA-OS-EXTW-212 Details

Instructor-Led Courses

Course Title Course Number Buttons
Aerial Platform SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0030 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0030 Details
Basic First Aid SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0850 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0850 Details
Battery Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0036 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0036 Details
Concrete and Masonry SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0069 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0069 Details
Confined Space Entry SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0806 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0806 Details
Construction (CFR 1926) Safety and Health Provisions SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0066 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0066 Details
Construction of Facilities Management (CoF) HQ-PM-COFM HQ-PM-COFM Details
Construction Safety and Health SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0200 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0200 Details
Construction Safety and Health Overview SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0201 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0201 Details
Cost Analysis for Safety & Health Professionals SMA-OS-EXTI-390 SMA-OS-EXTI-390 Details
Crane Operations and Rigging Safety Refresher SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0028 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0028 Details
Cryogenics Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0313 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0313 Details
Cryogenics Safety for Morpheus SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0313M SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0313M Details
Delivering a High Performance Safety Management System SMA-OS-EXTI-495 SMA-OS-EXTI-495 Details
Demolition SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0068 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0068 Details
Electrical Safety Refresher SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0310 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0310 Details
Electrical Safety Standards SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0309 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0309 Details
Establishing, Maintaining, and Assessing OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Compliant S&H Progs SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0039 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0039 Details
Excavation and Trenching Safety Competent Person Class SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0048 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0048 Details
Excavation and Trenching Seminar SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0045 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0045 Details
Facility System Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0001 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0001 Details
Fall Protection Authorized User SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-AU SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-AU Details
Fall Protection Competent Person SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-CP SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-CP Details
Fall Protection Refresher for Authorized User SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0044-AU SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0044-AU Details
Fall Protection Refresher for Competent Person SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0044-CP SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0044-CP Details
Fall Protection Train the Trainer SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-TT SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0311-TTDetails
Fire Hazards in Oxygen Systems SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0052 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0052 Details
Fire Protection — Theory and Practice SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0207 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0207 Details
Fire Protection and Prevention in Construction SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0070 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0070 Details
Fire Scene Photography-IAFI/NAFI Webinar SMA-OSMA-VILT-FIRE-001 SMA-OSMA-VILT-FIRE-001 Details
Forklift Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0210 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0210 Details
General Industry (CFR 1910) Safety and Health Overview SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0502 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0502 Details
General Industry (CFR 1910) Safety and Health Provisions SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0066A SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0066A Details
General Industry Safety and Health SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0501 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0501 Details
Hand and Power Tools SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0057 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0057 Details
Hazardous Waste Management SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0084 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0084 Details
Hazardous Waste Management Refresher SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0085 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0085 Details
HAZWOPER Incident Commander Refresher Training Course SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0101 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0101 Details
HFACS/HFIX 2-Day Workshop SMA-HQ-ILT-100 SMA-HQ-ILT-100 Details
Hydrogen Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0037 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0037 Details
Hypergol Systems: Design, Buildup, and Operation SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0055 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0055 Details
JSC Lift Managers Training Course SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0852 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0852 Details
Laboratory Safety and Health SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0224 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0224 Details
Laboratory Safety Seminar SMA-SAFE-NSTC-224-A SMA-SAFE-NSTC-224-A Details
Life Safety Code SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0217 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0217 Details
Liquid Nitrogen Handlers Course SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0314 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0314 Details
Lockout/Tagout SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0814 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0814 Details
Machine Guarding Seminar SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0046 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0046 Details
Machinery and Machine Guarding SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0204 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0204 Details
Maintenance Resource Management SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M Details
Maintenance Resource Management — Module 2 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-02 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-02 Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher 2 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF2 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF2 Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher 3 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF3 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF3 Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher 4 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF 4 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF-4 Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher 5 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF5 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF5 Details
Maintenance Resource Management Refresher 6 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF-6 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-026M-REF-6 Details
Material Handling Storage, Use, and Disposal SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0063 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0063 Details
Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Rollover SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0072 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0072 Details
NASA Root Cause Analysis SMA-SAFE-OSMA-4003 SMA-SAFE-OSMA-4003 Details
Occupational Health and Environmental Controls SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0062 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0062 Details
OSHA 30 Hour for Construction SMA-OS-ILT-455 SMA-OS-ILT-455 Details
OSHA 30 Hour for General Industry SMA-OS-ILT-457 SMA-OS-ILT-457 Details
OSHA Record Keeping Seminar SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0047 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0047 Details
Overhead Cranes and Material Handling SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0205 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0205 Details
Oxygen Systems: Operations and Maintenance SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0053 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0053 Details
Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0067 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0067 Details
Power Transmission and Distribution SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0075 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0075 Details
Precision Laboratory Techniques SMA-SAFE-NSTC-224-B SMA-SAFE-NSTC-224-B Details
Process Safety Management (PSM) and the Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP) Methodology SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0828 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0828 Details
Safer by Design SMA-HQ-ILT-201 SMA-HQ-ILT-201 Details
Safety in Hydrogen System Operations SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0054 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0054 Details
Safety Management II SMA-OS-EXTI-490 SMA-OS-EXTI-490 Details
Safety of Mobile Cranes, Derricks, Hosts, Elevators, and Conveyors in Construction SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0059 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0059 Details
Scaffold Users Seminar SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0316 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0316 Details
Scaffolding Safety SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0312 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0312 Details
Signs, Signals, and Barricades SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0061 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0061 Details
Situational Awareness SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0034 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0034 Details
Stairways and Ladders SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0065 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0065 Details
Steel Erection SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0060 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0060 Details
Steel Erection SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0060A SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0060A Details
Techniques for Hazard Recognition SMA-OS-EXTI-320 SMA-OS-EXTI-320 Details
Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Asbestos and Cadmium) SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0073 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0073 Details
Underground Construction, Caissons, and Cofferdams SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0071 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0071 Details
Welding and Cutting SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0064 SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0064 Details

Policy and Guidance

NASA

NPR 8715.1 NASA Occupational Safety and Health Programs

This policy provides requirements for NASA federal service occupational safety and health programs.

See NPR 8715.1
NPR 8715.3 NASA General Safety Program Requirements

This policy establishes general procedural requirements for NASA’s safety program.

See NPR 8715.3

Subdisciplines

Learn more about the series of subdisciplines that Institutional Safety oversees.

Construction Safety

Construction Safety

Construction exposes workers to many hazards and is the highest-risk activity occurring at NASA centers, and falls are one of the top causes of fatalities in construction.

The program aims to prevent accidents and keep agency personnel and contractors safe. NASA Construction Safety and Fall Prevention professionals review applicable policies, share Construction Safety concerns, and identify and create practices to resolve those concerns.

The program also works to incorporate into NASA construction projects a relatively new idea in the safety arena — prevention through design. The root of this philosophy is to construct new facilities so that fall protection is never, or at least rarely, necessary. This is achieved through methods such as installing a proper parapet around the roof so that when maintenance or inspections occur there is no need for a full body harness, lanyard, anchor point or connecting device.

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Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines hazardous energy as “Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment…” To prevent injury or death, it is essential to control hazardous energy when performing work.

Lockout/Tagout procedures protect employees from hazardous energy. Locks are used to isolate physically a piece of machinery or equipment, while tags inform affected employees about the isolation. Every NASA center and facility has specific Lockout/Tagout procedures to protect employees.

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

The NASA Electrical Safety program is designed to prevent electrically related injuries and property damage. This program also provides for proper training of employees to ensure they have the requisite knowledge and understanding of electrical work practices and procedures.

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Emergency Management and COOP

Emergency Management and COOP

Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs) are guided by requirements in NPR 8715.2, NPR 1040.1 and NPD 1040.4. It is NASA policy to ensure that the agency maintains a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of programs designed to ensure the continuous performance of essential functions under all conditions. Furthermore, the agency must have emergency management programs, plans and procedures that work within the protocol of the National Response Framework and the National Incident Management System.

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Facility System Safety

Facility System Safety

Facility System Safety applies a System Safety approach to the life cycle of facilities. It’s more than design and construction — it involves using System Safety logic to approach safety and creates a way to provide configuration control for facilities' safe operation.

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Fall Protection

Fall Protection

NASA requires all centers to implement a Fall Protection Program and appoint a center Fall Protection Program administrator to develop, implement and manage the program. The program focuses on eliminating, mitigating and controlling fall hazards before an individual is exposed.

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Fire Protection

Fire Protection

NASA’s Fire Protection Program oversees fire prevention, detection, control and suppression through engineering, inspection, training and firefighting. The program aims to protect human life, property and the environment from fire-related hazards.

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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

According to NPR 8715.3, Section 3.7 — NASA General Safety Program Requirements, Hazardous Material Transportation, Storage, and Use — NASA is responsible for protecting persons, property and the environment from exposure during the transportation, storage and use of hazardous materials.

Hazardous materials are substances or materials in a quantity and form that could pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property when transported in commerce. Typical hazardous materials are those that may be highly reactive, toxic, poisonous, explosive, flammable, combustible and corrosive; produce contamination or pollution of the environment; or cause adverse health effects or unsafe conditions. Materials include nanomaterials, cryogens, and hazardous material leaks or spills.

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Hazardous Operations

Hazardous Operations

Hazardous Operations refers to any operation without implementation of proper mitigations or that has a high potential to result in the loss of life, serious injury to personnel or public, or damage to property as a result of the material or equipment involved or the nature of the operation or activity itself. Hazardous Operations is covered in NPR 8715.3, Chapter 3.

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Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety, covered in NPR 8715.3, Chapter 3, is responsible for protecting personnel and property in lab environments. This discipline also includes certain equipment, repair and calibration operations, as well as processing of materials.

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Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating and Recordkeeping

Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating and Recordkeeping

Mishap investigations allow NASA to understand the root cause of incidents and make adjustments to prevent recurrence. NASA conducts mishap investigations in accordance with NASA Procedural Requirements for Mishap Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping (NPR 8621.1), which describes the procedure for reporting, investigating and documenting mishaps, close calls and previously unidentified workplace hazards to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor Vehicle Safety

It is NASA’s responsibility to ensure that motor vehicle operations comply with federal, state and local regulations. To do so, the agency implements continuous duty time for operators, policies that ban handheld communication devices while driving and require the use of seatbelts, formal operator training, vehicle safety inspections, and traffic control devices on NASA property. Although Motor Vehicle Safety covers bicycles and powered carts, it does not apply to aircraft, spacecraft, vessels, watercraft or lifting devices that are in motion while completing a lift.

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Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety requirements in NPR 8715.1 ensure that employees are furnished with a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious harm. It is NASA policy to implement a comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health program consistent with the OSHA Act of 1970, Executive Order 12196 and 29 CFR 1960.

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Operational Safety

Operational Safety

Operational Safety focuses on the prevention of operations-related safety hazards. It includes all areas of industrial or occupational safety traditionally found within the industry, and each of these areas are governed within Chapter 3 of NPR 8715.3C, NASA General Safety Program Requirements.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

NASA is required to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all NASA employees in situations where engineering controls, management controls or other corrective actions have not reduced the hazard to an acceptable level or where use of engineering controls, management controls or other techniques is not feasible. Protective equipment, including PPE for eyes, face, head and extremities; protective clothing; respiratory devices; and protective shields and barriers are to be provided, used and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.

Center directors must ensure non-NASA, contractor and non-contractor personnel at their centers provide the appropriate training, fit testing and compliance with other federal, state, local and NASA PPE requirements.

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Product Safety

Product Safety

Product Safety ensures the safety of products in their intended applications through product stewardship programs and compliance with requirements.

Safety Training and Certification

Safety Training and Certification

Safety Training and Certification oversees requirements for establishing safety training programs and the minimum training certification levels necessary for personnel involved in potentially hazardous NASA operations. Much of this training is available online. Instructor-based courses are available through the NASA Safety Training Center and SATERN.

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Test Operations Safety

Test Operations Safety

Test Operations Safety manages requirements for protecting personnel and property during test operations, for both human-controlled and unoccupied or robotic tests. Testing includes hazardous training activities and demonstrations of test hardware or procedures. The requirements apply to test facilities, test equipment located within or attached to test facilities, equipment being tested, test personnel, test conduct, and test documents.

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Underwater Operations

Underwater Operations

Underwater Operations pertains to NASA neutral buoyancy facilities, equipment, personnel and operations involving underwater activities, including the simulation of a weightless environment and NASA personnel participating in underwater operations at non-NASA facilities. It also pertains to vessels, watercraft and submersible vehicles.

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