The ability to read, study and discuss past incidents to learn from them has long been regarded as an essential aspect of any program that is designed to reduce the frequency and severity of future loss. Still, in many investigations of incidents the failure to learn from previous losses is noted as a major contributor.

This database is an effort to provide descriptive details of events so that trends may be spotted, the story becomes more clear and statistics can be developed. The accounts of incidents are entered by individual members without identifying the companies at which these events occurred.

For if apparent similarities between an operation at which an incident occurred and a situation elsewhere at another facility exists, knowing about what happened may assist teams in avoiding incidents in the future…

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