KSC Release No. 88 – 00

Kennedy Space Center and the 45th Space Wing will celebrate
the 3rd annual Super Safety and Health Day on Wednesday, Oct. 18. All
normal work activities, with the exception of mandatory services such as
fire and security, will be suspended permitting thousands of NASA and Air
Force employees and contractors to participate in a full day of informative

The theme this year is “Safety and Health . . . A Working
Relationship.” It is a day to remember that the health and safety of the
workforce, both on and off duty, is crucial to the overall effectiveness and
success of mission goals and objectives. Safety and Health Day will begin
with activities planned and be conducted in local work groups. There will
also be astronaut visits and safety award presentations.

Afternoon programs will include a keynote address by Dr.
Beck Weathers, an accomplished pathologist and survivor of the 1996 climbing
tragedy on Mt. Everest. Following Dr. Weathers, there will be a panel
session with NASA, Air Force, and contractor subject matter experts who will
answer questions on safety and health in the workplace. Areas to be covered
are health and fitness, environmental and security, voluntary protection
programs, and safety and mission assurance.

The three-hour session will be broadcast live on closed
circuit television for all KSC and 45th Space Wing employees to view.

From 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., employees will be able to visit
about 140 safety and health displays set up in various locations at KSC and
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.