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30th September 2010 From India, Madras
Please refer the below post under this section itself of citehr.
Hope this will clear all your doubts regarding Near Miss.
Dipil Kumar V
30th September 2010 From India
"Which has not caused any injury or damage but might have caused injury or damage if not controlled in time."
Main reason to find hazard and avoid major accident
MBA-HR, Post Diploma in Industrial Safety, PG- IR & PM
1st October 2010 From India, Pune
The difference between an accident and near miss
Accident - Any unexpected event that happens in an industry that generally leads to an injury, (an employee slips and falls owing to oil spillage on the shopfloor) loss of mandays due to injury, loss of production due to absenteeism owing to injury, loss of wages/ leave due to injury of employee.
Near Miss - Any unexpected event that happens in an industry but does not lead to any injury (an employee slips owing to oil spillage on the shopfloor) but does not fall. No loss of mandays due to injury and so on.
You need to record both accidents and near misses. If you are able to identify the root causes for near misses then you can transform your work place into an accident free atmosphere.
It is also advisable to conduct a safety audit to find out potential hazards such as unguarded machinery, sharp corners on tables, blind right angled turnings without any mirrors to view persons coming from the other end, revolving chairs with defective rollers, unguarded electrical boxes, excessive grass growth on the lawns etc, the list is endless. If you address these then even near misses can be eliminated. Preventive action better than Corrective action.
2nd October 2010 From India, Madras
• an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
• A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage - but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage. ...
• Very, very close. Nearly a hit, but a miss, nonetheless
• An event or situation that could have resulted in an accident, injury or illness, but did not, either by chance or through timely intervention.
It can be anywhere, at home, at work, at road, plane or bus, while sleeping, doing exercise or whatever.
3rd October 2010 From India, Chandigarh
There are a lot of threads already in this forum from which you will get the desired details.
Go through the following links:
Still need anything further please come forward. Surely will get help from the members in the forum.
Dipil Kumar V
3rd October 2010 From India
This is a great forum that gives professionals an opportunity to share information. However, some of our sharing needs to be improved in terms writing. We need to spend some time re reading what we are sharing and checking on the spellings. The information should not be shared in manner we do texts on our mobile phones. Let us check the spellings and grammer.
This is a great forum.
4th October 2010 From Sweden, Malmö
wheel chock not in place at rear wheel of tractor - Hazards ( unsafe Acts Unsafe conditions)
lift truck is driven into truck trailer and trailer moves - NEAR MISS
driver jump to the ground and sprains his ankle ---- injury required medical Attention
driver jump to the ground and breaks his leg - Lost time injuries
truck trailer moves, driver jumps to the ground and left truck roll over him - serious incident
27th November 2012 From India, Pune