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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.
What are the questions that need to be answered in a near miss evaluation?
Why did it happen?
What equipment and procedures need to be examined?
What can be done to prevent an actual accident from occurring?
All of the above
What does the term Root Cause mean?
type of behavior that resulted in a near miss or an accident
underlying reasons why hazards exist
to identify the personnel responsible for the near miss incident
A near miss is ANY incident which could have led to damage of property or injury to an employee, but didn't.
A thorough near miss evaluation covers both equipment issues as well as employee awareness and training issues
What is the purpose to investigating near misses in the workplace?
to find out who is to blame for an accident
to punish an unsafe act committed by an employee
to improve workplace safety and reduce accidents and injuries
Near misses happen how many times more frequently than actual accidents?
twice as often
10 ‐ 100 times more often
none of the above
75 % of workplace accidents that happen are preceded by a near miss incident.
When should you report a near miss to your supervisor?
only if there was damage to property or injury to an employee
at your next safety meeting
after it happens more than once
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