Three recent events have spurred me to write a little about sharing incident investigations.
- OSHA delayed its rule on web-based incident reporting. This could greatly increase the information on accident data to mine for tweaking regulations and for company’s best practice outcomes.
- The IEEE-ESW Construction Electrical Safety Workshop kicked off in Washington, DC provoked a lot of sharing among larger construction companies about their incidents.
Deb Grubbe does a good job describing the electrical safety work we all did in DC.
- I came across a Facebook company incident at a Sweden Data Center investigated by Schneider Electric and the internal Facebook Engineering Team.
Sharing of info about incidents is embarrassing, and Facebook’s legal didn’t really want them to share. But sharing in the long run is what helps us all become better.
Goes back to confession being good for the soul. It might also be good for humanity, your workers and your company’s bottom line.