What is a Near Miss?
OSHA has developed a Near-Miss Incident Report form on their website. OSHA define a near miss as a potential hazard or incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage or injury easily could have occurred. Near misses also may be referred to as close calls, near accidents, or injury-free events.
SIERA.AI is certainly glad that the form exists, but capturing the information digitally, as we will discuss here, will allow management to better understand the origins of a near miss in order for action to take place so future accidents can be averted.