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Near Miss Reporting - what you need to know

April 29, 2015 Laura Surowiec, MPH, CSP

Reporting and investigating incidents, injuries and property damage are central part of any safety management system. However, many organizations are reluctant to expand their reporting and investigation processes to encompass near misses, fearing that doing so will overwhelm safety teams and lead to inflated safety spending; all for something that did not result in an accident, injury or property damage.

 

This paper will define a near miss and will discuss why near miss reporting and investigation are critical parts of any world-class safety program.

Download this whitepaper and learn:

  • Why some organizations shouldn’t report near misses
  • The benefits of implementing near miss reporting
  • How you can improve your near miss reporting over time

About the Author

Laura Surowiec, MPH, CSP

Laura Surowiec is a Client Service Consultant for Medgate providing implementation and consulting services. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Indiana University in 2003 and Masters of Public Health specializing in Occupational Health and Safety from Tulane University in 2010. She is a Certified Safety Professional of the BCSP and an active member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

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