NASA DRYDEN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES TOP SAFETY AWARD
March 7, 2003
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NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s director of Research Engineering will receive one of the Agency’s highest safety awards March 6. J. Larry Crawford will be presented a NASA Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition (QASAR) award from NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe at the Seventeenth NASA Continual Improvement and Reinvention Conference in Alexandria, Va.
The QASAR award is one of four given to employees outside of the agency’s Safety and Mission Assurance organization in recognition of continual improvement in reducing the number of on-the-job injuries. Crawford is the first civil servant to be honored with a QASAR at NASA Dryden, located on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
According to the award nomination, “Mr. Crawford has been a strong advocate for specific considerations of systems safety in the Research Engineering directorate. His previous experience in systems safety has resulted in strong integration of the function with our technical workforce… Of more importance, he continues to make system safety techniques an integrated part of each subsystem engineer’s tool chest.”
“This QASAR award means a lot to me because it was given to me by a community of Safety and Mission Assurance people I worked with many years ago who are very diligent at keeping us all focused on protecting the lives of our people. I work mostly with engineers today, but the spirit of the NASA safety community is always with me,” said Crawford.
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