OSHA Impact on Minuteman Deployment Operations.
Student project rept.,
DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of this study project was to determine the status of integration of OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act into USAF contractor operations and to evaluate the resulting impact. Minuteman ACO contracts were selected due to their sequential nature which provided a unique opportunity to study similar programs at various stages in their life cycles. The study methodology was to systematically iterate the gathering of data and conduct analysis, leading to the formulation of conclusions from which implications of the results could be drawn. Analysis of the data supports the conclusions that the impact of OSHA is largely invisible due to the interaction of subtle bureaucratic pressure on program managers sole responsibility. This situation exists despite Federal Law and official implementation directives from the highest levels specifying explicit responsibility and authority. The classic nature of the situation leads to the implications that hyperrationality distorts perception sole responsibility is mutually incompatible with the complex environment of military program management and the actual need represented by the situation may be for unassailable credibility rather than sole responsibility.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations