Developing an Effective Near Miss Program
Duration: 90 Minutes
This webinar will discuss the importance of establishing a Near Miss Reporting Program in your organization.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Defining what a Near Miss Is
- The importance of establishing a Near Miss Reporting Program in your organization
- The benefits of establishing a Near Miss Reporting Program in your organization
- How establishing a Near Miss Reporting Program can build a world class safety culture
- How to effectively reduce workplace accidents and incidents in your organization
- Learn best practices in establishing a Near Miss Reporting Program in your organization
- Address any site-specific questions or concerns
Why is it important to develop an effective Near Miss Program? Statistics tell us that for every 300 near misses and there is one serious injury!
Near Misses occur frequently and the only difference between a Near Miss and an Actual Accident is luck! For example, if while I am driving I send a text message, and a truck suddenly appears in front of me, what can happen? I look up in the nick of time, slam on the brakes, and just avoid hitting the truck - a near miss. This same scenario can apply and instead of looking up in the nick of time, I slam into the truck an accident occurs. So what is the difference in these two scenarios? Luck! If I am lucky (a near miss) I avoid an accident, if I am not lucky I get into a serious accident.
What causes near misses? The same things that cause accidents cause near misses such as: Unsafe acts, unsafe conditions and hurrying & taking risks. By eliminating the Root Causes of Near Misses, you eliminate accidents and help prevent fatalities from occurring.
Who will Benefit
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Professionals
- Loss Control Professionals
- Insurance Professionals
- Risk Managers
- Human Resource Professionals
- Plant Managers
- General Managers
- Safety Committee Members
- Legal Department