Mandatory and Voluntary Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting Saves Lives! It is critically important that all injuries and accidents, including near misses, are reported so that the causes can be determined and the risk eliminated. Reporting hazards helps prevent additional injuries and increases safety. Making an Incident Report isn't difficult, and we are here to help.

Mandatory Incident Reporting

There are several different Dangerous Goods Mandatory (REQUIRED) Incident Reports:

  1. Hazardous Materials Incident Report
    • Immediate Notice of certain hazardous materials incidents. (As soon as practical but no later than 12 hours)
    • Detailed Hazardous Materials Incident Report. (Within 30 Days of discovery) 
  2. Discrepancy Reports Involving Passenger Baggage
  3. Discrepancy Reports Involving Cargo

Voluntary Incident Reporting

There are two different Voluntary Incident Reporting Programs:

  1. Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program (VDRP) Air Carrier reports an apparent regulatory violation involving the offering, acceptance, or transportation, of hazardous materials under 14 CFR and/or 49 CFR. 
  2. Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) - Anyone involved in aircraft transport of Hazardous Materials report to describe close calls, violations, and safety-related issues.
Last updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022