From: Bruce Van Scoy <bvanscoy**At_Symbol_Here**TWC.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:33:50 -0500
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Good point about random data collection and use. I think the subjective
nature of what is a near miss is what really needs to be defined.
Neal - would you mind taking point, consolidating the information? It would
be nice for us, as a collective group to provide an applicable, meaningful
and useful definition, application, and maybe even data interpretation of
the significance, response, injury and cost reduction potential of
accurately obtaining near miss information. If we could find a web location
to post, comment on, refine and eventually publish (even among ourselves)
that would be a useful tool!
I think we have all had the same goal for years without a solution which
meets the above criteria and I have been on this list for years and well
aware of the personnel with credentials participating in the comments.
P.S. Would it be possible to supply a peer reviewed source from a list
serve and if so how? Am I off-base suggesting this? I'm just trying to
think outside of the box to possibly provide a useful tool that I have not
seen from the organizations that I am a member of, e.g., ASSE, ACGIH, ACS,
etc. and these are all great organizations providing professional peer
reviewed publications. Just asking. Thoughts? Opinions?

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Stuart, Ralph
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] near-miss reporting form

> >How about discussing how to define a Near Miss?
The other question is what do you do with the information? I can see lots of
potential uses, but it's unlikely that you'll gather statistically useful
information with a random data collection system. People will have to see it
being used usefully in order to be motivated to provide the information
you're after. To me, this suggests that sharing the stories in a community
honored way (i.e. prizes) is one possible use.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College


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