Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned bulletins can be an excellent resource for promoting safety. Relevant bulletins can improve personnel safety performance, help workers understand how to prevent mistakes from recurring, and mitigate facility safety risks.

It is very important to keep your organization focused on hydrogen safety by constantly communicating its importance. In particular, communicating lessons learned from hydrogen incidents and near-misses in other facilities is the most effective strategy for preventing such incidents and near-misses from occurring in your own facility.

If you do have an incident or a near-miss involving hydrogen in your facility, please consider sharing the information with others. Hydrogen safety incidents and near misses should be reported in the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen Lessons Learned Reporting Database at h2tools.org/lessons. Please share your incidents and near misses with others who are working with hydrogen so they can benefit from your experiences. All incident reports are "sanitized" to ensure that individuals and organizations are not identified.