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near miss

[′nir ′mis]
(ordnance)
The strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.

near miss

i. Any circumstance in flight where the degree of separation between two aircraft is considered by either pilot to have constituted a hazardous situation involving a potential risk of collision. Also called an air miss.
ii. As it pertains to weapon delivery, it is the strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.
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Ms Yassine will discuss the reporting and monitoring of near misses in the healthcare setting at the Patient Safety Middle East Exhibition & Conferences organized by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions on the 4-6 October 2015 in Dubai, UAE.
Results indicated that although participants were unable to identify which of the four machines produced the most near misses, they did tend to select the 30% machine as the one most wanted to repeat, with the 45% being selected least.
At the onset of the program, we asked for simply an increase in the number of near misses being reported and we would report out the group turning in the most near misses (e.
Using the mobile app, employees can photograph near misses, type a description of the incident, and quickly send it to their company's or supervisor's MessageQube.
Secondly, the display showing the list of collisions, and now near misses as well, has been updated to be easier to read, making it simpler to extrapolate the coordinates at these points.
We work under strain, work without enough staff, we don't make a fuss, we don't complain, we don't report near misses and risks because we are so busy caring for our patients.
Therefore, making sure that minor injuries and near misses are reported to organizations when they occur provides vital information that enables the organization to improve its safety outcomes.
It happened 14 miles north of Newcastle Airport, an area which has seen a number of near misses between military and civilian planes in recent years, as well as a small number of RAF crashes.
Last year the station recorded at least 25 near misses involving fire engines leaving the station to attend emergency calls.
A non-punitive environment encourages staff to report errors and near misses.
Low-flying RAF jets on training missions use the airspace near the airport and there have been a series of near misses in recent years as the region's skies become more congested.