|Document ID (ISN)||111749|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
|Convention or series no.
||Use the positive power of reporting near-miss to prevent fatalities
||2nd quarter 2010, Vol.XLI, p. 36-43. Illus. 8 ref.
||A near-miss is an unplanned event that did not result in an injury, ill-health or damage, but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented the loss from occurring. Analyzing near-misses can reveal key information for the prevention of accidents, but requires a formal reporting and investigation programme. This paper discusses the use of near-misses as a tool for preventing future accidents. Contents: definition of a near-miss; why near-miss reporting and investigation is important; what can be achieved by effectively managing near-misses; what should be done to manage a simple near-miss programme.
||critical incident technique; safety engineering; plant safety organization; safety service records
||safety programmes; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
||Safety organization and training
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work