Caught Doing Right

The Caught Doing Right initiative celebrates the NASA family’s commitment to practicing proper safety procedures. All too often we are quick to point out when our colleagues are being careless with safety, and although it's important to correct unsafe behavior, we should put equal emphasis on those who faithfully incorporate safety measures into their daily work.

See someone using good safety measures? Snap a photo and submit it to the Safety Culture gallery!


What You Can Do

When you see an employee or group working safely

  • Take a photo
  • Submit your photo and complete the form by using the "Submit Photos" button

The photos, or "safies," can be accessed by any NASA employee or contractor within the NASA firewall.

By posting your “safies” on this site, you are not only sharing your commitment to safety with the rest of the agency, but sharing great work practices with them as well.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the year, a team of NASA safety professionals will assess the "safies" and decide on one to feature on a poster for all NASA centers. Be a part of celebrating your team's outstanding safety practices while encouraging others to do the same agencywide. 

Photo Gallery

2021

  • de-koker-hq-library
  • mahnke-b87-crane-bus-rail
  • sheldon-img_2021-08-25_20-08-06
  • bynum-c5-pm-5-10-21
  • bynum-larry-working-on-butterfly-valve-seal
  • 2021-5-3_CDR_KSCVaccines
  • 2021-4-1_CDR_911Hardhat
  • 2021-4-7_CDR_Playground
  • 2021-3-26_CDR_IveySMAWalkDown
  • 2021-3-31_CDR_FriendsVaccinated
  • 2021-3-23_CDR_IveyDelta2Lift
  • 2021-3-23_CDR_GasLeak
  • 2021-3-23_CDR_SafeTravels
  • 2021-3-4_CDR_ErgoLift
  • 2021-3-23_CDR_FamilyVisit
  • 2021-1-14_CDR_ReturnToSite

2020

  • sheldon-img_20201020_133809317
  • weiner-wff_retirement_parade
  • jeziorowski-lisa1
  • kennedy-temperature-check-station
  • martin-rsb-10-20
  • jeziorowski-sbcoe1
  • 2020-09-23_Virtual_VPP
  • 2020-4-21_CDR_StarlinerTesting
  • knight-rob-beach
  • de-jesus-img_0938
  • CDR Jeff H COVID ready
  • boomer-amps-rtow-selfie
  • turner-cdr_2020_wff
  • 2020-4-21_CDR_Orionlakaszcyck
  • 2020-4-10_CDR_Scape
  • 2020-4-16_CDR_RespFitTest2
  • P2
  • P1
  • P3
  • cohan-20200302_154532
  • Jerad Merbitz - safety
  • deza-bldg-97-tile-demolition-jan-2020
  • 2020-01-28_CDR_ElectricalLoto
  • 2019-12-19_CDR_ColorCodingHumanFactors
  • 2020-01-21_CDR_LH2_3
  • zakrajsek-grc_parking-lot-behind-bldg-49-zolo

2019

  • sheldon-ivv_5113
  • 2019-12-18_CDR_ElectricLabel
  • avant-santos-caballero
  • ivv-sheldon-img_20191031_105914310
  • wff-caught-doing-right2
  • ksc-bolton-img_2928
  • 15 Lightyears employees utilize fall protection by being properly harnessed, tied off and securing their ladder while installing a photovoltaic solar panel system at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Kennedy Space Center employees call into their meeting instead of traveling outdoors while under a severe lighting warning.
  • patton-ssc-20191001-s00921h
  • Two BARCO Enterprises Inc. employees conduct lead abatement activity on the exterior of Building 17. The workers were wearing appropriate coveralls, respirators, safety glasses, hard hats and fall protection gear as they worked on scissor lifts.
  • TFOME Contractors
  • shorter-grc-2019-c-01028--aviator
  • shorter-grc-2019-c-01288--chemical-gear
  • shorter-grc-2019-c-01296--heat-protective
  • shorter-grc-2019-c-01033--white-tyvek
  • branicky-img_2692
  • Lisa Cutler, Goddard Space Flight Center's safety education and outreach coordinator, placed a framed Safety Culture poster next to the updated OSHA posters in all Goddard buildings.
  • novotny-carol-hensley---fire-warden-paac
  • gsfc-novotny-john
  • irons-curtis-cdr
  • KSC PPE
  • GSFC-Tornado
  • Goddard Space Flight Center employee Lou Simmons guides a bucket truck backing up to avoid any potential hazards created by the limited visibility of the lifting apparatus.
  • Akima Facility Maintenance Contractors Gary Buckler and Don King alerted the safety office to damaged brick facing (potential falling debris) above the Building 23 entrances.
  • GSFC-Electrician

2018

  • Glenn Research Center Employee Tom Thompson discovered an improperly annotated maintenance procedure which resulted in T-34 wheel assemblies to be mounted to the aircraft unsafely.
  • One NASA Headquarters employee takes home his unapproved space heater. The heater was found during the safety and health annual inspection. He graciously accepted the inspection finding and took his heater home that night.
  • Chris Hull and Chris Ganung wear proper Personal Protective Equipment while using hand tools.
  • palyo-rossi-photo-caught-doing-right
  • The Glenn Research Center Clean Team is comprised of three divisions — Facilities, Safety and Health, and Logistics — working in a cooperative effort with a focus on indoor environmental Quality to create and maintain healthy workplaces.
  • NASA Employee Ken Hodgdon takes time out of his busy schedule to take the Fire Extinguisher Training at NASA Headquarters.
  • Kyle Prelewicz and Cory Duersch, Helix Management Systems electricians, use proper Personal Protective Equipment (gloves and safety glasses) as well as fiberglass ladders while performing work at Armstrong Flight Research Center.
  • NASA employees learn how to apply a tourniquet during the Help Arrives Training at NASA Headquarters.
  • Johnson Space Center Employee Darvon Collins performs the weekly inspection and activation on a laboratory’s plumbed eyewash/shower unit.
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center personnel show a test agent how to use proper Electrostatic Discharge equipment in the Environmental Lab.
  • NASA Sounding Rockets Operations Contract personnel working for the Sounding Rockets Program Office are caught doing right during the 2018 Kwajalein Sounding Rocket Campaign.
  • Quality Assurance Inspector LeRoy Marsh inspects a card as part of his Quality Assurance duties in the shipping and receiving area of Armstrong Flight Research Center. He uses an Electrostatic discharge chair, mat and strap.
  • wff-team wears PPE in New Zealand
  • Langley Research Center Employee Angela Bynum shows her love of safety inside the colon at the colon health booth.
  • Langley Research Center Employee Linda Brewer shows her love of safety at the Safety Culture booth.
  • Langley Research Center Employee Juanita Ford shows her love of safety at the Lockout/Tagout booth.
  • Corey Ness and Jeff Cronin of Leidos don proper Personal Protective Equipment at Glenn Research Center.
  • Glenn Research Center's Contractor Safety Committee share best practices, lessons learned, issues and concerns and recommend safety and health improvements.
  • Make sure your Personal Protective Equipment fits. Glenn Research Center Employee Brandon Hale is quantitatively fit tested by Morgan Miller with an air purifying respirator to assure he has the right fit to perform his work safely.
  • Steve Gauss, a Goddard Space Flight Center integration engineer, noticed a synthetic web sling with abrasions and decided to pull it from service and return it to the center Lifting Devices and Equipment Manager.
  • Goddard Space Flight Center Code 360 Employee Shawn Healy performs a radiation survey on a truck before it comes onto the center to ensure that no radiation levels are emitted above the federal regulation requirement for the general public.
  • Goddard Space Flight Center Code 561 Employee Martin Carts lays sheets of metal down onto the floor during a move of heavy material into Building 22 to ensure that the hallway floor tiles are protected from the heavy load.
  • Goddard Space Flight Center Code 549 Engineer Carl Bell stops anyone from going under a door while it is being lowered.
  • During a proof test of Ground Support Equipment, a Goddard Space Flight Center Code 549 crane operator and others associated with the test barricaded the area and wore the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for the job.
  • Two Goddard Space Flight Center Lifting Devices and Equipment technicians perform a monthly safety inspection of a crane at Goddard-Greenbelt. They have barricaded the area and are wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for the job.
  • SSC Engine Test
  • Ames Research Center Employee Tom Luzod demonstrates some of the best protective gear available today.
  • John Shepardson wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while collecting environmental samples for the Arcjet substation power house explosion.
  • An Ames worker wears coveralls and a full face respirator while applying Conformal coating to a circuit board inside the walk-in paint booth in N211.
  • arc-ppe-pipe
  • SSC-AED
  • KSC Seatbelt
  • KSC CDR Tornado Warning Collage
  • LRC-Ladder Quality Check
  • SCWG F2F HQ 2018
  • KSC-BFF Paint
  • Fall Protection
  • GRC TFOMEII Technican
  • KSC - Pad 39B
  • Safety Dog - Belle
  • Safety Dog - Aries
  • KSC-Stairwell Texting
  • KSC-VAB Gary Hendricks
  • LaRC-clc-safie
  • KSC-WalkRun2018
  • KSC-OC-Crosswalk
  • KSC ELSA Training
  • LaRc Safety Topic
  • LaRC Tunnel Video
  • KSC-Capsule

2017

  • JSC - Safe Not Sorry
  • HQ - Emergency management
  • SSC - Lifting
  • SSC - PPE
  • SSC - PPE
  • MAF - Iron Worker
  • LRC - Spilled Coffee
  • KSC - PPE
  • JSC - STF obstacle
  • JSC - Safety Checklist
  • JSC - PPE Stardust
  • JSC - PPE
  • HQ - Safety Glasses
  • GRC - Safe Driving
  • GRC - Portable Safety Center
  • GRC - proper PPE
  • MSFC - Welder
  • JSC - Bike
  • JSC - Spacesuit
  • GRC - Barricaded Door
  • ARFC - Job Site Hazards
  • Hearing Protection
  • Proper PPE
  • Proper signage and barricade for confined space
  • Assessing elevated decks
  • KSC - UV Protection
  • KSC - Safety and Health Board
  • SSC employee chooses not to text and drive, or text and walk
  • IV&V - Safe Stump Grinding
  • Improved Notification of Hazards
  • GSFC - Safety Culture Message
  • Facilities Division took action to replace the doors to improve visibility
  • Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department leads an Armstrong group in confined space training.
  • Employees teamed up to inspect fall protection for users at the COLTS facility
  • An employee uses the proper ergonomic sit/stand workstation.
  • Johnson employee is being lifted out of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory after successfully completing a suit qualification dive.
  • Langley employees are wearing all required personal protective equipment to perform work.
  • Onsite personnel rope off an area and require spectators to wear head protection to ensure no one gets injured from falling debris.
  • Engaging MSFC employees about how safe they’ve been and making it personal!

If you think you will be capturing a lot of "safies," you are going to want to be able to access the Caught Doing Right page anytime, anywhere. Luckily, it’s easy to access from phones and tablets.

  • Visit sma.nasa.gov on your cellphone or tablet
  • Select SMA Disciplines & Programs in navigation
  • Select Safety Culture
  • Select the “See Gallery” button in the Caught Doing Right section

APPLE:

  • Select the box with the upward facing arrow at the bottom of your screen
  • Select "Add to Home Screen"
  • Type in Safety Culture - Caught Doing Right
  • Select "Add"

ANDROID

  • Select the three vertically aligned dots on the top of your screen
  • Select "Add to Home screen"
  • Type in Safety Culture - Caught Doing Right
  • Select "Add"