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February 14, 2021

Why is it important to complete an incident report?

Why is it important to complete an incident report?

Reporting incidents is essential since it raises the organization’s awareness about the things that can go wrong so that corrective and preventative actions can be taken promptly. This applies to industries involving manual labor, manufacturing with heavy machinery, office work, and many others.

How do incidents happen?

Personnel error (human factors) is the most common cause of both incidents and accidents. CFIT and loss-of-control accidents, which almost by definition involve human factors, account for more than half of all fatal accidents.

What is safety incident?

An incident, in the context of occupational health and safety, is an unintended event that disturbs normal operations. OSHA defines an incident as “an unplanned, undesired event that adversely affects completion of a task.” Incidents range in severity from near misses to fatal accidents.

What do you mean by safety?

Safety is the state of being “safe” (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk.

What is a hazard?

A hazard is a source or a situation with the potential for harm in terms of human injury or ill-health, damage to property, damage to the environment, or a combination of these.