Effective Date: February 01, 2021
Expiration Date: February 01, 2026
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8.2.1 Each Center Director shall appoint in writing a qualified person as the Lifting Devices and Equipment Manager (LDEM) who is the Institutional Safety Discipline Lead for lifting devices and equipment.
8.2.2 The LDEM is responsible for ensuring the Center meets the requirements in 8.3 and 8.4 in addition to the responsibilities outlined in 2.6.3.
8.3.1 Center Directors and project managers shall acquire, operate, and maintain LDE designed, constructed, tested, and inspected in accordance with NASA-STD-8719.9, Lifting Standard.
8.3.2 Center Directors and project managers shall utilize personnel licensed in accordance with NASA-STD-8719.9 to operate LDE.
8.4.1 Each Center shall establish a Center Lifting Devices and Equipment Committee (LDEC) to serve as a forum for the exchange of LDE information and issue resolution and to review Center-level LDE safety policy and requirements.
8.4.2 The Center LDEC shall consist of the Center LDEM as the chair and representatives of the Center organizations responsible for LDE.
8.4.3 The NASA LDEC, established by the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, serves as a forum for the exchange of LDE information and issue resolution, and to review proposed changes to this standard. The NASA LDEC membership consists of: the Chair, designated by the Chief, SMA; and the LDEM from each Center.
8.5.1 The following represent the recommended minimum attributes for this position:
18.104.22.168 Education and experience:
a. A bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 2 years of cumulative experience with lifting devices and equipment design, specification development, procurement, maintenance, inspection, and operations or
b. An associate's or bachelor's degree in engineering technology from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of cumulative experience with lifting devices and equipment design, specification development, procurement, maintenance, inspection, and operations.
22.214.171.124 Knowledge requirements:
a. Thorough understanding of:
(1) Stress analysis, including static and dynamic analysis as encountered in mechanical systems,
(2) Statics and dynamics,
(3) Fracture Mechanics,
(4) Techniques and processes for LDE Fabrication, welding, inspection, etc., as related to LDE construction and repair,
(5) LDE failure modes and damage mechanisms, and the NDE techniques and analyses that are used to identify precursors to those failure modes and to determine acceptable limits on operations to avoid them, and
(6) Wire rope load capabilities, use, maintenance, wear, and failure mechanisms.
b. Knowledge of ASME and other LDE Voluntary Consensus Standard (VCS), related Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and NASA policies, requirements, and procedures associated with LDE.
126.96.36.199 Ability to:
a. Develop and review and assess LDE designs, drawings, and procurements specifications and statements of work for clarity, accuracy, and compliance with applicable requirements.
b. Assess and document LDE for adequate design and quality for the intended function and ensure their fitness for service and safety for continued operation in accordance with the requirements of NASA-STD-8719.9 and associated VCS and applicable regulations.
c. Advise Center management, the Contracting Officer, and other management and project management personnel on LDE issues, including budgets, procurements, certification and training requirements, operations, disposition of requests for relief from requirements, etc.
d. Represent the Center on the Agency-wide LDEC and to the Headquarters Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, and chair the Center LDEC.
e. Develop and maintain Center LDE policies.
f. Plan and manage the Center LDE program, including developing budgets, schedules, and work plans to minimize risk associated with Center LDE operations as Center Institutional Safety Discipline Lead for LDE.
g. Work effectively with all levels of Center technical, management, and operations personnel to ensure safe LDE operations through understanding and implementation of LDE requirements, including the following:
(1) NASA and Center Standards, Directives, and Processes,
(2) Voluntary consensus standards, and
(3) OSHA regulations and other applicable regulatory requirements.
h. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in technical and project management scenarios.
i. Develop, review, and approve clear, complete, and accurate specifications and statements of work for LDE procurements or modifications.
j. Physically access cranes and other LDE in the field for inspection and assessment.
k. Assess and document compliance of new and existing LDE, LDE training, and LDE operators with NASA-STD-8719.9, and applicable OSHA regulations and VCS.
l. Be conversant with the Federal procurement process, NASA and Center standards, directives, and processes, and hazard analysis processes within six months of hire date.
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