Safety Reporting System Security Information
The OB Safety Reporting System was
developed to enable you to anonymously and securely send an OB Safety report via the Internet.
The OB Safety Reporting System has multiple levels of security to protect you.
We have specifically designed the reporting system as an anonymous system. Structured
fields obtain safety information without needing to divulge identifiers.
- Unintentional identifiers removed prior to data storage.
Within 24-72 hours, reports are read by reporting staff to assess veracity
of the report and to remove any identifiers that may have been unintentionally
entered prior to storing in the database.
- Neutral Independent Web Server.
The OB Safety site is completely independent with no connections to any
institutional or commercial database systems.
- Complete lack of IP address tracking.
We do not track your IP address (your computer identifier), and we have absolutely
no way of knowing where reports originate from. Each report is completely and
irreversibly anonymous. While STORC takes every effort to protect your security,
there is potential for vulnerabilities from the userís end for example spyware or
company key stroke monitoring. If you are concerned about the security of your
see NASA's security tips here for tips on how to evaluate and
improve your computer's security system.
- Robust data storage security.
De-identified data is stored in a password protected database behind a robust firewall.
Data access is limited to authorized STORC staff and access requires authentication with
the security network.
- Reports are summarized.
When data is published, it is published in summary form to distill and share the
issues and solutions without divulging unnecessary details. If it is felt that
despite an anonymous report, there is a potential that the reported case could
be identified, the report may be withheld to protect the reporter.
Please contact us
with any comments or
suggestions that you may have, or if you encounter an error or problem.