Deconstructing Danger

Deconstructing Danger

Documenting and investigating near-miss incidents can yield a treasure trove of information that can improve electrical safety in the workplace.

Near-miss reporting — a workplace injury-prevention tool steadily gaining more credence — poses a conundrum of sorts. Up to a point, perhaps, you might think the more of it the better, but eventually you want to start seeing less.

That’s the curious nature of documenting situations in which workers engaged in a task and escaped injury because they were lucky, well-trained, observant, or all of the above. More of such reports can signal a diligent safety culture. It can also me

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