9. Reporting and Evaluation

Best Practices Associated with Reporting Damage, Near Miss, and Incident Data58

The following best practices related to reporting damage prevention data were reviewed by the CGA’s Data Reporting & Evaluation Committee (DR&EC). Under each particular best practice is a partial list of examples identified during the creation of that best practice. Understanding this is a partial list, it should be recognized that other options may be available.

From a national data perspective, CGA Stakeholders recognize the CGA DIRT tool as the most beneficial source currently available for nationwide data regarding damages, near misses, and incident data.


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