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Evaluating Near Misses To Prevent Accidents – SS1008E (8 min.)

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Workplace safety and all near miss and incident investigations require the full cooperation and participation of everyone in the workplace.
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What are the questions that need to be answered in a near miss evaluation?
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What does the term Root Cause mean?
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A near miss is ANY incident which could have led to damage of property or injury to an employee, but didn't.
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A thorough near miss evaluation covers both equipment issues as well as employee awareness and training issues
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What is the purpose to investigating near misses in the workplace?
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Near misses happen how many times more frequently than actual accidents?
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75 % of workplace accidents that happen are preceded by a near miss incident.
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When should you report a near miss to your supervisor?
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When you are involved in a near miss incident, it is important to cooperate fully in the investigation in order to assist your supervisor to institute new Safety Rules and Procedures