|Document ID (ISN)||104782|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||van der Schaaf T., Kanse L.
||Biases in incident reporting databases: An empirical study in the chemical process industry
||Jan. 2004, Vol.42, No.1, p.57-67. Illus. 19 ref.
||The extent to which incident reporting schemes truly capture a representative sample of actual events remains a topic of debate. While this has led several researchers to provide organizational design guidelines for implementing such schemes, much less is known about the individual reporter's perspective. Based on a literature survey and a diary study in which chemical plant operators reported events involving recovery from their own errors, together with reasons why they would or would not normally report these events, six categories of reasons for not reporting were identified. The distribution of the diary study events over these categories highlighted a difference between the operator and management with respect to their perception of the importance of successfully recovered events with no remaining consequences or events considered to be nothing new. This difference should be addressed by communicating the learning potential of these types of events.
||dangerous occurrences; human factors; notification of occupational accidents; chemical industry
||literature survey; disobeying safety instructions; computerized data bases; human failure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Notification of accidents and diseases
Reporting of occupational accidents