A Quick Reference Guide for Mishap Investigations
Edited by J.D. Polk, DO, MS, MMM, and Charles R. Doarn, MBA
This handbook was developed as a quick reference tool for flight surgeons, occupational health physicians, and other support personnel across NASA when responding to spaceflight and aviation mishaps in which human life is impacted.
The goal of this handbook is to serve as a tool for flight surgeons, occupational health physicians, and other NASA personnel during a spaceflight or aviation mishap response and investigation process. As such, this guide offers a foundation for understanding MIT assignment and reporting hierarchy, on-scene biohazards, the basics of conducting an interview, and academic tools utilized to generate required mishap investigative reports and deliverables.