LDE Committee

The NASA Lifting Devices and Equipment (LDE) Committee works to make certain that the Lifting Standard (NASA-STD-8719.9) is a practical, up-to-date and useful document. This committee, consisting of the Lifting Devices and Equipment managers at the centers and chaired by the director, Safety and Assurance Requirements Division, or designee, also provides a forum for exchange of information regarding equipment, procedures, lessons learned and best practices.

There are also center Lifting Devices and Equipment committees that perform similar roles at a local level.

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Clifton Arnold

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Points of Contact

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SATERN Courses

Course Title Course Number Buttons
Crane Operations and Rigging Safety Refresher SMA-HQ-WBT-209 SMA-HQ-WBT-209 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

Instructor-Led Courses

Safety of Mobile Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors in Construction SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0059

The primary purpose of this course is to provide employees with the standards, procedures and requirements necessary to meet CFR 1926.550 Subpart N, Mobile Cranes and Derricks. The course goal is to increase safety awareness for operators, riggers, signalmen, supervisors and safety personnel involved in construction operations, and to further their understanding of safety standards and regulations related to lifting devices.

SMA-SAFE-NSTC-0059 Details Launch SATERN

Policy and Guidance


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NPR 1800.1, Section 2.8 NASA Occupational Health Program Procedures, Physical Examinations NPR 1800.1, Section 2.8 Details See NPR 1800.1
NPR 8715.1, Chapter 8 NASA Safety and Health Programs, Lifting Devices and Equipment Safety NPR 8715.1, Chapter 8 Details See NPR 8715.1
NASA-STD-8719.9 Lifting Standard NASA-STD-8719.9 Details See NASA-STD-8719.9
NASA-STD-8719.24, Chapter 6 Annex to NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements, Material Handling Equipment and Personnel Work Platforms NASA-STD-8719.24, Chapter 6 Details See NASA-STD-8719.24

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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29 CFR 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Standard, General Industry 29 CFR 1910 Details See 29 CFR 1910
29 CFR 1926.1400 Occupational Safety and Health Standard, Construction 29 CFR 1926.1400 Details See 29 CFR 1926.1400