24th Annual HPRCT Conference
June 19-22, 2018
Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
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Tuesday, June 19 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Could this Happen Again? A Resilience Engineering View of a NASA Event

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Roughly 4 years ago, Luca, an astronaut from Italy, nearly drowned during a spacewalk after a potentially dangerous amount of water accumulated in his helmet.   After this event, NASA performed a traditional root cause analysis and implemented corrective actions.   Then NASA asked, “Could this happen again?”  Looking to resilience engineering to provide a different perspective, International Space Station leadership commissioned a team to assess and make recommendations to increase the resilience of their organization.  In this talk, I report on elements the team deemed relevant in assessing resilience and brittleness.  I contrast resilience engineering with traditional root cause analysis, both in how an event is analyzed and the differences in subsequent strategies and actions including methods to increase resilience.    

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Beth Lay

Founder and Principal, Applied Resilience, LLC.
An experienced leader who helps develop resilient, reliable organizations. Four years experience as Director of Human Performance at Calpine Corp – an owner/operator of 80+ electric utility power plants. Seven years experience as the leader of Siemens Energy Field Service Risk Management... Read More →

Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT

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