A near miss is defined as an 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.
Have you ever experienced a near miss in the workplace?
What do you do after a near miss? Do you say “wow that was a close one” and move on like nothing has happened? Do you implement any corrective actions to prevent a re-occurrence?
It is critical that near misses are communicated and followed up with to prevent potential loss or injury. If you have a near miss story you would like to share with MSA (in confidentiality) to potentially prevent industry loss or injury please contact firstname.lastname@example.org