What is the difference between a near miss and an incident?
There are two terminologies commonly used, and even though they’re related it’s important not to confuse one with each other.
• A near miss is a type of incident that could have been an accident if the parameters were changed, such as distance, people, task, or tools.
• An incident involves the injury of a person, equipment or property damage due to the failure of engineering processes, inefficiency of employee’s abilities to do the task correctly, kinetic, electrical, and weather to mention a few.
Simply put, all near misses are incidents but not all incidents are near misses
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