From: "Kucharski, Timothy" <timothy.kucharski**At_Symbol_Here**ARAMCOSERVICES.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:10:14 +0000
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Funny-I was just looking into this as well. I found this, which provides at least one definition of a near miss:


I am very interested in hearing what others have to say on this topic. Also, if anyone could point me toward some statistics on the relationships between near misses, injuries, fatalities, etc., I would very much like to include those in a group presentation to highlight the importance of reporting and addressing root causes of near misses.






Timothy J. Kucharski, Ph.D.

Laboratory Scientist, Chemical Hygiene Officer

Advanced Materials Team


Aramco Services Company

Aramco Research Center - Boston

400 Technology Square, Office 323-A

Cambridge, MA 02139

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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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