Toolbox Talks Near Miss Reporting

Toolbox Talks Near Miss Reporting

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Ever have one of those days where you just seem to be lucky? Perhaps on your way to work, a car narrowly misses you because they were texting while driving. Or, maybe while at work, a hammer fell from height and missed you by a few feet. If you found yourself in similar situations, you’ve probably attributed the positive outcome to luck being on your side.

Please understand that luck has absolutely nothing to do with it. These types of incidents are known as “near misses” and they need to be taken seriously. These situations are a warning of danger. They really need to be thoroughly investigated to prevent it from happening again, as the next time, you may not be so lucky.

So, let’s say you narrowly escape death while on the job. What should you do?

You need to report the incident to Supervision immediately.

Don’t downplay the situation! Sure, you may not have gotten hurt (this time, anyway), but this is still a serious matter that needs attention. When you report it to your Supervisor, they will conduct an investigation to identify what caused it. Once they determine the “what”, they will put corrective actions in place to ensure it never happens again. If you don’t say anything about it, the right people will never know it happened, and one of your co-workers may find themselves in the exact same situation — only they may not be as lucky as you.

It can be hard to come forward, but your co-workers may thank you for doing so. Take a moment to share this Toolbox Talk near miss reporting message with your crew today (before it’s too late).

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Ever have one of those days where you just seem to be lucky? Perhaps on your way to work, a car narrowly misses you because they were texting while driving. Or, maybe while at work, a hammer fell from height and missed you by a few feet. If you found yourself in similar situations, you've probably attributed the positive outcome to luck being on your side. Please understand that luck has absolutely nothing to do with it. These types of incidents are known as "near misses" and they need to be taken seriously. These situations are a warning of danger. They really need to be thoroughly investigated to prevent it from happening again, as the next time, you may not be so lucky. So, let's say you narrowly escape death while on the job. What should you do? You need to report the incident to Supervision immediately. Don't downplay the situation! Sure, you may not have gotten hurt (this time, anyway), but this is still a serious matter that needs attention. When you report it to your Supervisor, they will conduct an investigation to identify what caused it. Once they determine the "what", they will put corrective actions in place to ensure it never happens again. If you don't say anything about it, the right people will never know it happened, and one of your co-workers may find themselves in the exact same situation -- only they may not be as lucky as you. It can be hard to come forward, but your co-workers may thank you for doing so. Take a moment to share this Toolbox Talk near miss reporting message with your crew today (before it's too late).

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