Near Miss Reporting as a Safety Tool

Near Miss Reporting as a Safety Tool

1st Edition - October 24, 1991

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  • Editors: T.W. van der Schaaf, D.A. Lucas, A.R. Hale
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163628

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Near Miss Reporting as a Safety Tool arises from a meeting of safety professionals, academicians, and consultants from Western-Europe and Canada held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in September 1989. The book deals with near-miss reporting in various systems, mostly in the context of errors and accidents. The book begins by discussing the effects of bad management decisions in the design phase and a framework that will describe or manage these near misses through reporting, description, analysis, interpretation, and suggestions. Seven modules that compose this framework, called the Near Miss Management System (NMMS), along with pertinent cases, are explained. The book notes that near misses are ignored because of technical myopia, action-oriented organizations, event-focused organizations, consequence driven, and variables in quality of reporting. The organizational and management aspects of the NMMS are then analyzed within the commonly accepted culture and experience of the company. The book also presents comparative application of near miss information systems covering a wide range of industrial and transport environment. Such presentation allows differences and similarities to come into view more easily. The text will prove valuable for safety professionals in the nuclear and chemical industry and in road, railway, and air traffic management. Professors and students in safety management will likewise appreciate this book.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Ch.1 Introduction

    Technical Section

    Ch.2 Too Little and Too Late: A Commentary on Accident and Incident Reporting Systems

    Ch.3 A Framework for Designing Near Miss Management Systems

    Ch.4 Understanding, Reporting and Preventing Human Fixation Errors

    Case Studies In The Process Industry

    Ch.5 "Near Miss" Reporting Pitfalls for Nuclear Plants

    Ch.6 Development of A Near Miss Management System At A Chemical Process Plant

    Ch.7 IDA: An Interactive Program for the Collection and Processing of Accident Data

    Case Studies In Transportation

    Ch.8 Signals Passed At Danger: Near Miss Reporting From A Railway Perspective

    Ch.9 Video Analysis of Road User Behavior At Intersections

    Ch.10 Use of Traffic Conflicts for Near Miss Reporting


    Ch.11 Organizational Aspects of Near Miss Reporting

    Ch.12 Conclusions

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: October 24, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163628

About the Editors

T.W. van der Schaaf

D.A. Lucas

A.R. Hale

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