The National Board Incident Report
Based on 2002-2007 OSHA Data
In 2012, the National Board launched a new effort to report the occurrence of pressure equipment incidents across the United States by researching information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) public website database. OSHA’s resources were chosen due to its decades-long, fact-based, detailed reports of on-the-job accidents.
A team of National Board staff searched the OSHA database using industry-specific keywords to customize the results. Over 5,000 reports were generated. Each report was reviewed by National Board staff, and those reports identified as relevant to the purposes of the National Board and the boiler and pressure vessel industry were added to the Incident Report statistics. The following graph reveals the initial findings.
To view the customized summary reports, click on the following "OSHA Incidents" links.
The Incident Report statistics will be updated annually based on new data from OSHA.
To learn more about the new Incident Report, click here
to access the article, “Stronger Evidence: New Reports Reveal Safety by the Numbers," published in the winter 2013 BULLETIN
OSHA's main page: http://www.osha.gov
OSHA's Incident Summary page: http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/accidentsearch.html