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Document ID (ISN)111749
CIS number 11-0321
ISSN - Serial title 0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ismail M.M.
Title Use the positive power of reporting near-miss to prevent fatalities
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2010, Vol.XLI, p. 36-43. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) critical incident technique; safety engineering; plant safety organization; safety service records
Descriptors (secondary) safety programmes; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Accident research