March 28, 2017; Houston, TX – At a ceremony recently, the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Contractor Safety and Health Forum (CSF) Safety Excellence presented The NLT Management Center Safety & Fire Operations (CSFO) Contract Team, which includes Anadarko Industries (AI) employees with the CSF Safety and Health Excellence Award – SUPER NOVA.
The objective of this awards program is to promote excellence in contractor operations through the implementation of effective safety programs, the reduction in mishaps and hazards, the integration of OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) principles, and by fostering a sound safety culture throughout the JSC community. Contractor Awardees will have demonstrated commitment to a JSC-wide safety and health focus and highly successfully safety and health management systems execution.
Based on the application criteria, the contractors are provided the opportunity to document their performance in three performance areas. The submissions are evaluated by a CSF Awards Committee and the total score determines the level of CSF Safety and Health Excellence Award achieved specifically Stellar, Nova or Super Nova. The three performance areas include:
Section I - Contractor Safety Performance – This step includes Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) and Days Away Restricted Time (DART) rates for the calendar year as determined through the OSHA recordkeeping process. Points are determined by the percentage the TCIR and the DART rates are below the BLS national average based for their NAICS code.
Section II - Record of Participation - The second step is the assessment of performance in the area of participation in the CSF, Contract Affairs Sub Committee (CASC) and JSC Safety Action Team (JSAT) meetings. Points are awarded for the level of meeting participation.
Section III – Best Practice/Innovation/Service – The third step involves consideration for safety and health best practices, innovative approaches to safety and health, and service to the JSC Community during the 2016 calendar year. The criteria for this category reflect JSC Safety and Health goals, objectives and priorities.
The NLT Teams criteria were as follows:
- TCIR and DART rates were both zero
- Participated in CSF, CASC and JSAT meetings
- Helped advertise the Close Call Mobile App at JSC
- Coordinated the JSC Children’s Calendar Contest
- Coordinated Safety and Health Day Activities