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NPR 8715.3C
Effective Date: March 12, 2008
Expiration Date: April 12, 2017

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA General Safety Program Requirements (w/Change 9 dated 2/08/13)

Responsible Office: Office of Safety and Mission Assurance

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NASA Requirement Waiver for NPR 8715.3 General Safety Program Requirements, Paragraph 3.11, NRW 8715-1

Table of Contents

Change Log


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Document
P.5 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Institutional and Programmatic Safety Requirements

1.1 Overview of the NASA Safety Program
1.2 NASA General Safety Program Roles and Responsibilities
1.3 Public Safety
1.4 Institutional Roles and Responsibilities in the NASA Safety Program
1.5 Program Management Roles and Responsibilities in the NASA Safety Program
1.6 Risk Assessment and Risk Acceptance
1.7 Technical Safety Requirements for NASA-Unique Designs and Operations
1.8 SMA Program Reviews
1.9 Advisory Panels, Committees, and Boards
1.10 Coordination with Organizations External to NASA
1.11 Safety Motivation and Awards Program
1.12 Safety Management Information
1.13 Safety Variances
1.14 Hazardous Work Activities That Are Outside NASA Operational Control

Chapter 2. System Safety

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Institutional Roles and Responsibilities
2.3 System Safety Framework
2.4 Scope of the System Safety Modeling
2.5 Core Requirements for System Safety Process
2.6 System Safety Reviews
2.7 Change Review
2.8 Documentation

Chapter 3. Operational Safety

3.1 Purpose and Objectives
3.2 Motor Vehicle Safety
3.3 Personal Protective Equipment
3.4 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout Program)
3.5 Pressure System Safety
3.6 Electrical Safety
3.7 Hazardous Material Transportation, Storage, and Use
3.8 Hazardous Operations
3.9 Laboratory Hazards
3.10 Lifting Safety
3.11 Explosive, Propellant, and Pyrotechnic Safety
3.12 Underwater Operations Safety
3.13 Launch, Entry, and Experimental Aeronautical Vehicle Operations Safety
3.14 Test Operations Safety
3.15 Non-Ionizing Radiation
3.16 Ionizing Radiation
3.17 Confined Spaces
3.18 Fall Protection on Elevated Structures

Chapter 4. Aviation Safety

4.1 Purpose and Scope
4.2 Aviation Safety Program Responsibilities
4.3 Interfaces with Other Agencies

Chapter 5. Fire Safety

5.1 Purpose, Goals, and Objectives
5.2 Responsibilities
5.3 Fire Safety Program
5.4 Fire Protection Systems
5.5 Firefighting
5.6 Emergency (Pre-Fire) Planning and Procedures
5.7 Fire Safety Training
5.8 Reporting
5.9 Current Regulations, Codes, and Standards and Variances

Chapter 6. Nuclear Safety for Launching of Radioactive Materials

6.1 Purpose
6.2 Responsibilities
6.3 Nuclear Launch Safety Approval Process
6.4 Report Requirements

Chapter 7. Safety Training and Personnel Certification

7.1 Purpose
7.2 Responsibilities
7.3 Planning and Implementation of the Safety Training Program
7.4 Personnel Safety Certification Programs for Potentially Hazardous Operations and Materials
7.5 Mission Critical Personnel Reliability Program (PRP)
7.6 Hazardous Materials and Chemicals Risk Information
7.7 Exclusions

Chapter 8. Safety for Facility Acquisition, Construction, Activation, and Disposal

8.1 Purpose
8.2 Roles and Responsibilities
8.3 Facility Acquisition, Construction, and Activation Objectives
8.4 Basic Requirements for Facility Acquisition, Construction, and Activation
8.5 Facility Managers
8.6 Facility Safety Management Plan

Chapter 9. Safety and Risk Management for NASA Contracts

9.1 Purpose
9.2 Applicability and Scope
9.3 Authority and Responsibility
9.4 Requirements
9.5 Access to NASA Facilities by State and Federal Compliance Safety and Health Officers
9.6 Contractor Citations
9.7 Grants

Chapter 10. Reserved

Chapter 11. NASA Meteoroid Environment Program

11.1 Introduction
11.2 Definitions associated with this chapter
11.3 Responsibility


A. Acronym and Abbreviation List
B. Glossary of Safety and Risk Management Terms
C. Safety Motivation and Awards Program
D. Activity and Radioactive Material Limits: Basic A1/A2 Values
E. Sample Safety and Health Plan for Service or Operations Contracts
F. Sample System Safety Technical Plan for Systems Acquisition, Research, and Development Programs
G. Reserved
H. Reserved
I. Supplemental Meteoroid Information


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