From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:38:36 +0000
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Hi Neal,


This is a great question.  I was just discussing this with my colleagues last week.  Basically, it is left to the person reviewing a report (me) to determine if it is an incident versus a near miss in my dept.  However, I want to capture more near misses.  We came up with the statement below, which may have been taken and edited from something found on the great www.  I would love some feedback from this group.


all unplanned fires or other precursors to actual incidents, whether or not an injury or other damage occurred



Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan - Flint


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**]On Behalf Of NEAL LANGERMAN
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form


How about discussing how to define a Near Miss?

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On Jan 12, 2016 09:10, "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:



Seeking to not reinvent the wheel, does anyone have a near-miss reporting form they like?  I have one but I'm not happy with it.






Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."



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