OPERATING EXPERIENCE LIBRARY - Links, Articles, & Documents

A place to post Internet links, articles, and documents of general interest to the community that do not have a defined posting location.

NOTE: Most of the material discussed in the monthly OEC conference calls can be found in the OEC Call Archives.

Winter Safety OPEX Briefings from Bruce Power

Posted on 06Nov2010 By - humphreg humphreg

2009 Russian Hydroelectric Accident

Russian Hydroelectric Accident August 2009

Lessons Learned from the Russian Hydroelectric Accident: DOD and DOE


Fatality and Catastrophe Investigation Summaries, also known as Accident Investigation Summaries (OSHA 170 form), are developed after OSHA conducts an inspection in response to a fatality or catastrophe. The summaries provide a complete description of the incident, generally including events leading to the incident and causal factors. These summaries can be easily searched by keyword, text in the summary or accident description, event date, and industry (SIC). Information may also be obtained for specific investigation(s), (Insp Nr). Summaries currently include completed investigations from 1984 to 2007.

The table provides links to weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to States which operate OSHA-approved State Plans. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. Once the OSHA investigation is complete, these summary reports below will be updated with webpage links to their corresponding inspections, which lists citation information.

Hanford Information and Lessons Learned Sharing

HILLS is a collaborative effort lead by the Department of Energy Richland Operations and Office of River Protection for management of operating experience to prevent adverse operating incidents and to expand the sharing of information among Hanford contractors. The HILLS web application provides a single management tool for storage, delivery and retrieval of both internal and external operating experience including: lessons learned, good work practices, and safety and health information.