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H2Incidents: Hydrogen Incident Reporting and Lessons Learned

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Definitions

Incident
An incident is an event that results in:
  • a lost-time accident and/or injury to personnel
  • damage to project equipment, facilities or property
  • impact to the public or environment
  • an emergency response or should have resulted in an emergency response.
Near-Miss
A near-miss is an event that, under slightly different circumstances, could have become an incident. Examples include:
  • any unintentional hydrogen release that ignites, or is sufficient to sustain a flame if ignited, and does not fit the definition for an incident
  • any hydrogen release which accumulates above 25% of the lower flammability limits within an enclosed space and does not fit the definition of an incident
Non-Event
A non-event is a situation, occurrence, or other outcome relevant to safety that does not involve a particular incident or near miss. For example, a non-event might consist of a failed safety inspection.
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Navigation

The left navigation on the H2Incidents website is two-fold.

  1. Links
    By clicking on the links in the left navigation, you can view all incident reports matching that lone selection. For example, clicking on "Minor Injury" within the "Damages and Injuries" category will return a list of all incident reports that included "Minor Injury."
  2. Checkboxes
    Selecting checkboxes next to navigation items—then clicking the "Update Criteria" button—will provide a restrictive search on the criteria selected. Each selected checkbox will restrict the results to only incident reports that include that criteria. For example, selecting the checkbox next to "Minor Injury" in the "Damages and Injuries" category and selecting the checkbox next to "Decision Making" in the "Factors" category will return a list of all incident reports that included both "Minor Injury" and "Decision Making."
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H2Incidents Submission

If you have been involved in or witnessed a hydrogen incident, please use this form to share your story and lessons learned with others. It is not required that you complete the entire form, but the more information you provide, the more valuable your report will be to others. Upon submission you will also have the option of uploading any additional details (photos, sketches or other documentation) with a File Upload tool. All of the identifying information you supply will not be displayed on the H2Incidents website.

If you do not have the time to complete the form yourself or have questions about what the form is asking, you can contact us and we will try to assist you.

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Contract Section Title*

Enter a title by which to uniquely identify this incident. We recommend not using any details that can specifically identify you personally or your employer.

Contract Section Severity*

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Incident Identification Information

This information (personal contact information, incident month/day, your level of participation, funding sources) will not be available to users via the H2Incidents website. The incident's year will be displayed.

Incidents submitted without contact information cannot be entered into the database and made available on H2Incidents.

Contract Section Primary

Your information.

Expand Section Secondary

Contact the following person first regarding any questions/comments (if other than you).

Contract Section Incident Date

Contract Section Participation

What was your participation in this incident:

Contract Section Funding

Is this activity supported with (indicate all that apply):

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Contract Section Description

Contract Section Probable Causes

Did the incident involve (indicate probable causes):

Contract Section Setting

What was the setting where the incident occurred:

Contract Section Equipment

What types of equipment were involved?

Batteries and Related Equipment

Cooling Equipment

Electrical Equipment

Environmental Systems

Hand Tools

Heating Equipment

Hydrogen Production/Use Systems

Hydrogen Storage Equipment

Laboratory Equipment

Motive Power Systems

Piping/Fittings/Valves

Pressure Relief Devices

Process Equipment

Safety Systems

Vehicle & Fueling Systems

Ventilation System

Contract Section Characteristics

What were the characteristics of the hydrogen involved?

Contract Section Discovery

When was the incident discovered?

Contract Section Hydrogen Release

Was hydrogen released?

Contract Section Ignition

Was there ignition?

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Contract Section Damage and Injuries

What damage and/or injuries were incurred from this incident (check all that apply)?

Contract Section Contributing Factors

What factors contributed to this incident (check all that apply)?

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Definitions

Incident
An incident is an event that results in:
  • a lost-time accident and/or injury to personnel
  • damage to project equipment, facilities or property
  • impact to the public or environment
  • an emergency response or should have resulted in an emergency response.
Near-Miss
A near-miss is an event that, under slightly different circumstances, could have become an incident. Examples include:
  • any unintentional hydrogen release that ignites, or is sufficient to sustain a flame if ignited, and does not fit the definition for an incident
  • any hydrogen release which accumulates above 25% of the lower flammability limits within an enclosed space and does not fit the definition of an incident
Non-Event
A non-event is a situation, occurrence, or other outcome relevant to safety that does not involve a particular incident or near miss. For example, a non-event might consist of a failed safety inspection.
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H2Incidents Help!

Navigation

The left navigation on the H2Incidents website is two-fold.

  1. Links
    By clicking on the links in the left navigation, you can view all incident reports matching that lone selection. For example, clicking on "Minor Injury" within the "Damages and Injuries" category will return a list of all incident reports that included "Minor Injury."
  2. Checkboxes
    Selecting checkboxes next to navigation items—then clicking the "Update Criteria" button—will provide a restrictive search on the criteria selected. Each selected checkbox will restrict the results to only incident reports that include that criteria. For example, selecting the checkbox next to "Minor Injury" in the "Damages and Injuries" category and selecting the checkbox next to "Decision Making" in the "Factors" category will return a list of all incident reports that included both "Minor Injury" and "Decision Making."
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