I am considering making it a training requirement that everyone submits one near miss (or safety improvement if they can’t identify any near misses) each year so they know the process of filling out the form. This requirement will be a safety objective that has to be met for their annual performance evaluation. However, meeting this goal is only as important as management allows it to be but it’s a step.
And the bigger issue of how to get lab personnel to report a near miss? They fear retribution from EH&S and managers, so they handle them themselves
making statistics meaningless.
On 1/12/16, 10:18 AM, "NEAL LANGERMAN" <neal**At_Symbol_Here**chemical-safety.com> wrote:
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**ucdavis.edu> 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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