Near Miss Reporting
A near miss is a potential hazard or incident that has not resulted in any personal injury, illness, or damage. Unsafe working conditions, unsafe employee work habits, improper use of equipment, and use of malfunctioning equipment have the potential to cause work related injuries. It is everyone’s responsibility to report and/or make the necessary corrections, immediately, to the unsafe environment and/or practice.
This Near Miss Reporting System is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, and secure reporting system. It has been created with the goal of improving safety at Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Submitted reports will be reviewed by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) staff. You may submit reports anonymously if desired. As appropriate, near misses will be investigated to the extent possible with findings and any corrective actions being posted on the EHS website for other BU and BMC community members to use as a learning tool.
The Near Miss Reporting Form can be found at http://www.bu.edu/ehs/near-miss/.