What Is a Near Miss?
A near miss can be described as an event or an occurrence that almost resulted in injury or property damage but luckily didn’t. This is the near miss definition OSHA uses to provide safety management guidance. A near miss is also known as a near accident, an injury-free event, or an accident precursor. Advanced safety management involves understanding the factors, errors, and oversights that result in incidents and accidents.
If you’re responsible for the safety of your organization’s operations, you have to document near accidents that could’ve resulted in injury, illness and damage. It would later help to understand the reasoning behind the unsafe conditions.