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Hazard Reporting and Near Misses

Saferty and Hazard.jpgWhat is a Hazard?

A hazard is an existing or potential condition in the workplace that, by itself or by interacting with other variables, can result in an incident. 

Hazards can include an unsafe condition or work activity, faulty equipment or equipment in poor condition, fleet vehicle damage, work environments that have not been cleaned or maintained, poorly designed workspaces, improper disposal of equipment, tools, or biohazards, etc. 

Hazard reporting processes vary with each Health Authority. Contact your local Safety Advisor to get more information on reporting hazards in your workplace.

What is a Near Miss?

A near miss is any work-related incident or event that had the potential to result in a serious injury.

How Do I Direct My Employees to Report?

Employees are encouraged to report “Near Misses” or Hazards to prevent potential injuries or exposures.  

Near Miss reports should be reported to the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre as an incident. 

Hazard Reports should be completed using your health authority's Hazard Reporting System.  Connect with your local Safety Advisor to get more information about completing Hazard Reports in your area.   

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