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The idea of including near misses (ie any event which could have escalated to an accident) in safety management systems, with the aim to prevent major accidents, is relatively new. Although its importance has more and more been recognized, it is not yet a commonly accepted fact that near miss reporting should be an integral part of a safety management system. In this paper, examples are discussed of current experience in the chemical industry with near miss data. In addition to this qualitative discussion, quantitative arguments are put forward regarding the impact of near misses on quantitative risk assessment estimates.

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Authors: JONES S, EPSC, Rugby (GB);KIRCHSTEIGER C, JRC Ispra (IT);BJERKE W, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (1998)
Record Number: 199810920 / Last updated on: 1998-08-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en