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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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The study was divided into two parts: (i) a comparison of structure between the hospitals; and (it) a process audit of near misses and maternal deaths from BDACS.
This study suggested the assessment of near misses as a benchmark practice for monitoring the quality of maternal health care which has established a standard tool for this purpose (2,6,7).
Because the near-miss effect is also present in disordered gambling and may contribute to the problematic gambling behaviors, it is possible that the presence of near misses in children's games could pose an increased likelihood of children later developing a gambling disorder.
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.
This kind of assurance can only come from the top so use social credibility wisely in responding to these reported near misses.
There are many reasons for near misses not to be reported, but a new solution called WorkplaceAware can help companies improve safety by eliminating those barriers to reporting.
And it found that 35% of parents have either been involved in, or have witnessed, near misses outside their primary school gates.
Firstly, collision checking has been changed so that warnings can also be flagged for near misses.
But total near misses - described as aircraft proximity (airprox) incidents - rose in 2010.
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.
Whilst I understand pilots need to practise low level flying somewhere, my concern is in relation to near misses which frequent these operations.
One way to reduce injuries is by keeping accurate track of where and when injuries and/or near misses (a situation where the employee was in an unsafe situation which could have resulted in an injury) are occurring so that current safety problems as well as potential or emerging issues can be addressed.