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Create More Robust Safety Committee Data Analysis SD52/465/466

Currently, participants submit incident reports to the Safety Committee, which then compiles the data and looks for trends in the aggregate (it does a lot more than that as well, but this aspect of its work is onerous). If we connected incident reporting with routes/places and even illustrated on a map, committees could analyze trends and information much more rapidly and wouldn't have to wait for Safety Committee reports. Safety Committee efforts could then be more available for training and prevention work now that the data crunching burden has been reduced. Members and Leaders could then have information about incident "hot spots" available to them in deciding what level of risk they are comfortable with. Data could be filtered by activity, committee, location, type of incident, etc.

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  • Mike Courts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Below are some draft incident reporting classes/categories we have played around with in the Tacoma Branch Kayaking Club. I think the same thought process could be applied to other activities. From an incident reporting standpoint, I took this concept from my 30 years in Army Aviation. I believe establishing classes or categories of incidents would encourage incident reporting but also help the reading audience understand the severity of the event right off the bat.

    Kayak Safety Reporting Classes:

    Class A: Loss of Life

    Class B: Injury requiring external evacuation/medevac
    Incident or equipment damage requiring external evacuation

    Class C: Injury not requiring external evacuation but causing internal evacuation
    Incident or equipment damage that significantly impacts paddle

    Class D: Minor Injury not requiring evacuation
    Minor incident or equipment damage that does not impact paddle

    Class E: Unintended wet exit requiring self/assisted rescue in a non-training

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