Basics of Safety

Basics of Safety

Understand the basics of a safety management system to improve your knowledge of the terms used very often related to workplace safety. Also, learn about what do the terms actually mean with practical examples.

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1.3 Near Miss

A Near Miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage; in other words, a miss that was nonetheless very near.
1.3 Near Miss
A Near Miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage; in other words, a miss that was nonetheless very near.
1.6 Hazard
A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm, or adverse health effects on something or someone. Basically, a hazard is a potential for harm or an adverse effect (for example, to people as health effects, to organizations as property or equipment losses, or to the environment).
1.4 Incident
Incidents – an instance of something happening, an unexpected event or occurrence that doesn’t result in serious injury or illness but may result in property damage. So, an incident can involve a near miss, where someone narrowly avoided injury or illness. But, if a serious injury takes place, we are talking about an accident. What they have in common is that both events are unplanned and can cause damage to places or things.
1.1 Unsafe Act
Unsafe Act - Performance of a task or other activity that is conducted in a manner that may threaten the health and/or safety of workers. For example Lack of or improper use of PPE. Failure to tagout/lockout. Operating equipment at an unsafe speed.

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