NASA recognizes SAIC at Safety Forum

SAIC Program Manager and former astronaut Ken Cameron, from left, joins SAIC employees Liz Hartley, Lisa Ewing, Pete Gerac, Pat Farrell, Peggy Anderson and Paula Klewer, Johnson Space Center Associate Director Melanie Saunders and Deputy Director of Safety & Mission Assurance Vincent Watkins as they show off the safety award.

SAIC Program Manager and former astronaut Ken Cameron, from left, joins SAIC employees Liz Hartley, Lisa Ewing, Pete Gerac, Pat Farrell, Peggy Anderson and Paula Klewer, Johnson Space Center Associate Director Melanie Saunders and Deputy Director of Safety & Mission Assurance Vincent Watkins as they show off the safety award.

Science Applications International Corp. was recognized for excellence in safety by Johnson Space Center Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa at the recent Contractor Safety Forum at JSC.

SAIC provides safety, reliability, maintainability and quality for the space shuttle, International Space Station, payloads and other items prepared for flight at JSC.  SAIC also supports the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M. — work is performed under SAIC’s Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services Contract.

For the second consecutive year, the team  was awarded the JSC Contractor Safety Forum Safety and Health Excellence Award – “Super Nova”in  recognition of excellence in safety, as well as the OSHA Region VI Star Among Stars “Star of Excellence” award, which will be formally presented to SAIC at the Region VI Voluntary Protection Program Conference in May. “Star of Excellence” awardees must be 90 percent or more below the national average for OSHA Days Away Restricted Time cases and Total Cases Incidence Rates for their industry.

To earn the “Super Nova” award, SAIC performance was assessed in three areas:  OSHA performance rates, safety meeting participation, and safety and health best practices, innovation or service.

SAIC was also recognized at the forum with a “Safety Innovation Award” for the development and implementation of an interactive chemical hygiene plan refresher training module that was based on a popular game show at JSC’s Receiving, Inspection and Testing Facility last year, and  for the 2012 “Summer Safety Olympics,” which  focused on five areas of Safety & Health.

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