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HQPR 8621.1
Effective Date: November 08, 2011
Expiration Date: June 08, 2019
Responsible Office: LM
Mishap Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping Program and Plan
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a. This HQ Procedural Requirements (HQPR) document describes the responsibilities and requirements for reporting, investigating, and documenting Headquarters (HQ) mishaps, close calls, and previously-unidentified serious workplace hazards.

b. The HQPR also serves as the HQ Mishap Preparedness and Contingency Plan to provide the procedures that must be taken for the immediate actions in the first hours following a mishap, the reporting of a mishap, and the investigation of the mishap process to closure.

c. The HQPR may be used with HQ emergency preparedness plans, including the HQ Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan, should a mishap impact the ability to continue operations at HQ.


This HQPR applies to all NASA HQ personnel, operational and facilities activities, including contractors and their activities to the extent specified in their contracts.


a. NPR 8621.1B, NASA Procedural Requirements for Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping.

b. NPR 8715.1, NASA Occupational Safety and Health Programs


a. The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a

b. EO 12196, Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employees

c. 29 CFR Part 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

d. NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement Part 1807, Acquisition Planning.

e. NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) 1852.223-70, Safety and Health

f. NPR 1441.1, NASA Records Retention Schedules (NRRS)

g. NPR 3792.1B, Plan for a Drug-Free Workplace

h. NPR 4200.1, NASA Equipment Management Procedural Requirements

i. NPR 8621.1, NASA Procedural Requirements for Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating and Recordkeeping

j. NPR 7120.5, NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management Requirements

k. NPR 8715.1, NASA Occupational Safety and Health Programs

l. NPR 8715.3C, NASA General Safety Program Requirements

m. HQPR, 8710.1, Emergency Preparedness Plan

n. HQPR, 1040.1, HQ Continuity of Operations Plan

o. NPR, 1800.1C, Chapter 6, Federal Workers' Compensation Program


Compliance will be measured by the metrics (including the number of mishaps and close calls) provided to the Executive Director, HQ Operations.



Jay M. Henn
Executive Director
Headquarters Operations

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