Near miss and accident Information is critical to improving Workplace Safety
The events leading up to workplace accidents have always been recognized as critically important and have been carefully investigated to learn how to avoid the root causes of accidents going forward. Over the years, very effective analytical methods have been developed to drill down and identify the root causes of accidents, but the analysis has been based on the information discovered from after the fact investigations.
Industry has learned that we can also analyze near misses, which are safety incidents that could have been accidents but were not because of pure luck, to determine the same root causes as those that lead to costly accidents. Near misses provide free lessons learned, but collection of this information is extremely limited.
The current challenge of information discovery
Accident information has been collected like Sherlock Holmes for over 50 years, resulting in limited and incomplete information on the events leading up to accidents. After the fact evaluation is always imperfect, because recall is subjective.
Near misses are currently self-reported or caught through observation, which rarely happens. Less than 5% of near miss information is currently captured.
The Workplace Safety Monitoring System™ Solution
Our system senses all time, place, and activity information on safety incidents, which cannot be fully discovered through after the fact evaluation. This provides comprehensive and objective data, for accurate statistics critical to meaningful safety analytics. The quality and quantity of information now provided by our system allows for in-depth trend analysis. Also, for the first time, our system provides animated replay of the interaction leading up to each event, providing for detailed incident evaluation.