Risk Tolerance and Safety Culture: Minimizing the Risk of Catastrophe by Bringing the Lessons of Space Home

Abstract: The Johnson Space Center has pursued integrating risk management practices and techniques throughout a large organization with an extraordinarily diverse mission. Past mission and institutional failures have been used to inform NASA’s safety culture and a implement a uniform risk management environment. Basics from the loss prevention industry have influenced NASA’s approach to sustaining its unique, yet aging, infrastructure. Lessons learned at NASA can augment and enhance occupational safet…

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