Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Industrial Technology

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

12

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

Abstract

Many organizations collect data on industrial incidents. These organizations differ from each other in their interests, data collection procedures, definitions, and scope, and each of them is analyzing its data to achieve its goal and to accomplish its mission. However, there were no attempts to explore the potential hidden in integrating data sources. Extensive efforts are required in order to integrate information from different data sources as well as to identify the effects of the individual aspects of data collection procedures on the quality and completeness of the data. This work presents a methodology for incident data collection from various sources, and the opportunity that exists in a combined data mart for industrial safety performance assessment and identification of trends. It also presents the major challenges associated with utilizing databases, furthermore integrating these data sources for conducting industry-wide performance assessments. The study also discusses how the proposed analysis can be used to determine the areas for major reduction of losses and number of incidents.

Comments

The paper, "Incident Database-based Framework for Establishing Industrial Safety Performance Assessments (Nir Keren), JIT 26, no. 6, April–June 2010" is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE. This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the JTMAE website at http://www.atmae.org/jit/Articles/keren032610.pdf.

Copyright Owner

ATMAE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf