From: "Biersack, Mary" <Mary.Biersack**At_Symbol_Here**WESTPHARMA.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:48:21 +0000
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Hi Debbie,


This is my definition of a near miss.  I also included my definition for unsafe act and hazards. 


Near Miss - An event or condition that has occurred that had the potential to result in an injury or property damage but did not because of luck or other intervening factors.  Chemical spills that do not result in a personal injury will be classified as a near miss. 


Unsafe  acts and unsafe conditions are only slightly different from near misses in that the sequence of events  that would lead to a near miss have not yet been put into motion.  These would fall under safety observation reporting.


Hazard - Anything, including a condition, event, circumstance or action of a person, which could lead to an injury or property damage.


Mary Biersack





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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





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