A Near Miss Event is one that had a likelihood of resulting in injury or property damage but did not because of luck or some other intervening factor.
Near misses are unique because they give us a second chance to correct dangerous
behaviors or conditions before they result in future injury or property damage.
Although the label of 'human error' is commonly applied to an initiating event,
a faulty process or system invariably compounds the harm, and should be the focus
of improvement – that is where EHS needs your help. Reporting a Near Miss incident
allows EHS to proactively investigate potentially hazardous situations that can
make a major difference to the safety of FNLCR employees. Please consider using
the Near Miss reporting system located on the EHS homepage http://home.ncifcrf.gov/ehs/ Although the form can be submitted
anonymously, you are encouraged to provide your name so that we can follow up appropriately.
Please don’t let a near miss go unreported; use it as an early warning system. Contact
EHS at 301-846-1451 if you have any questions. Together we can work toward making
FNLCR a safer facility for everyone.