Overarching ASI actions

  • Ensure that fundamental safety and mission success requirements are communicated, understood, implemented, and are not compromised.
  • Identify and assess hazards and build appropriate safety measures, such as failsafe features, abort capabilities, and crew escape mechanisms into programs and projects up front.
  • Improve the reliability and robustness of aerospace hardware and software.
  • Ensure that safety-critical functions have functional redundancy.
  • Design to minimize the probability and severity of human error.
  • Employ formal risk management practices to drive prudent program/project decisions.
  • Design safety into the facilities and equipment used by our employees.
  • Make safe performance a condition of employment at NASA.
  • Set a goal of zero human injury mishaps on the job.
  • Empower our people to call "time out" when they spot something unsafe.
  • Ensure both on- and off-the-job safety training for all our people.
  • Achieve "Star" Certification under OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for all NASA centers.
  • Periodically evaluate the safety attitudes and knowledge of both managers and employees.


ASI Action Team Log Click here to see Log of the actions assigned in the ASI meetings and discussions. Safety and Mission Assurance Division will keep the most current version of this Log on the ASI Homepage. (NASA Access Only)
ASI Action Teams

Click here to see Actions Assigned: Agency Safety Initiative (ASI) Team Members. Last Update: 5/7/99 (NASA Access Only)


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This page was last updated on 5/11/99
Responsible NASA official: Bryan O'Connor / OSMA
Curator: Bill Loewy / Safety and Mission Assurance Division