EDWARDS – NASA has presented its Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2008 to Daniel J. Crowley, director of Facilities Engineering and Asset Management at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
Crowley, who received the award for improving the safety culture at NASA Dryden over a period of 10 years, was recognized along with three other recipients Feb. 25 at NASA's sixth annual Project Management Challenge in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The QASAR award recognizes individual government and contractor employees who have demonstrated exemplary performance in contributing to the quality and/or safety of products, services, processes, or management programs and activities.
Crowley's award citation details his efforts at Dryden to institute construction safety standards, demand accountability for safe work practices, and communicate with a safety focus.
His accomplishments include leading a campaign to reduce construction mishaps by 100 percent, with a vision to "send everyone home as healthy as they arrived."
The campaign has achieved an unprecedented record of zero lost-time construction accidents since April 22, 1999.
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