This is a guide on how to address near miss incidents/accidents in your company.
A near miss means that an accident almost happened. A worker has had a close call that could have resulted in a serious injury, but it never happened. Why should a company go through the trouble of recording and analyzing these accidents that almost happened? Because it will prevent accidents and therefore reduce the cost of doing business. Not to mention, improve the general feeling that the company cares about their workers. Suppose that Labor Statistics identifies that for every 300 near misses there is one serious injury. On average suppose that there are 3 to 4 million workplace accidents a year. If we multiply each injury by 300, the result is 900 million to 1.2 billion near misses per year. Probability is the measure of the likelihood of an event happening. Therefore, if a company reduces the number of near misses it will reduce the number of injuries.