A conceptual structure for the use of near-misses properties
Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Volume # 12 | Part# 1
S. Cavalieri; W. M. Ghislandi
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safety,classification,algorithms,flowcharts,behaviour,feedback systems,error detection
Aim of the paper is to define a scientific structure to prove the reason why nearmisses should be the joint between the safety department and the rest of the company. The structure is composed of a model based on the set theory which enables us to denote the categories "error", "incident", "mishap", "accident" and "near-miss", and a classification algorithm to exactly define each category. This double-step structure helps in the understanding of how to use the power of near-misses properties to implement a company-wide improvement program.
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