near miss

Near misses

An unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage—but had the potential to do so.


Safe & Sound

NEAR MISSES Near miss: An unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage, but had the potential to do so. Source: Fact sheet from OSHA and the National Safety Council A near miss provides an opportunity to improve safety practices based on a condition or incident with a potential for more serious consequences. […]