Benchmarking Standards of Incident Reporting in College and University Outdoor Programs
Keywords:incidents, accidents, reporting, database, benchmarking
Literature on best practices for reporting incidents in college and university outdoor programming is limited. This study explored benchmarking standards for incident reporting in college outdoor programs. The researchers accomplished this by examining how outdoor program directors record incidents and near misses, constraints to recording, overall performance perceptions, and their recording preferences. The researchers found that programs that use database reporting systems are less constrained and have a higher perception of success than those without such systems. They also found that 26% of programs do not record near misses at all. Further findings and recommendations for recording incidents and near misses are discussed.
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