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What is H2LL?
This database is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. The safety event records have been contributed by a variety of global sources, including industrial, government and academic facilities.
H2LL is a database-driven website intended to facilitate the sharing of lessons learned and other relevant information gained from actual experiences using and working with hydrogen. The database also serves as a voluntary reporting tool for capturing records of events involving either hydrogen or hydrogen-related technologies.
The focus of the database is on characterization of hydrogen-related incidents and near-misses, and ensuing lessons learned from those events. All identifying information, including names of companies or organizations, locations, and the like, is removed to ensure confidentiality and to encourage the unconstrained future reporting of events as they occur.
How does H2LL work?
You can access incident reports on H2LL in a number of different ways. Here on the home page, you can go directly to the latest posted incidents using the navigation in the box to the right labeled "Latest Reports." The bottom of this box also contains a total for the number of incident reports in the system. By clicking the "show all" text next to this number, you can view a complete, alphabetical list of incidents.
To look for incidents related to specific details, you can use the left navigation. The five main headings—Settings, Equipment, Damage and Injuries, Probable Causes, Contributing Factors—will help you drill through the collection of incidents to find those that interest you. To see a graphical representation of the number of incidents associated with each of these main headings, simply click on the heading and then mouse over the chart to view a larger image. At any time, you can also use the Advanced Search form, found at the top of the page, for some more options to search the database.
If you have an incident you would like to include in the H2LL database, please visit the Submit an Incident page. This page will ask for a wide range of information on your incident. Please enter as much of the information as possible. In order to protect your and your employer's identities, information that may distinguish an incident (your contact information, your company's name, the location of the incident, etc.) will not be displayed in the incident reports on H2LL.