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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 historical lack of research interest in near misses has also stemmed, in part, from the methodological assumption that if near miss events are similar to events that result in a negative outcome then why not just continue to study large-scale events; documentation and data are more likely to exist on events that actually do produce a negative outcome.
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.
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According to Ms Maya Mallat Yassine, Corporate Senior Risk Management & Patient Safety Officer, Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), Abu Dhabi, UAE, "Studying near misses allows healthcare organizations to identify and understand new problems that would not have otherwise been detected, and unveil the factors that contributed to them and how they may be prevented before harm is inflicted.
In some cases, organizations have found that the terms "near misses" and "close calls" have a negative connotation and have renamed them "good catches" (Penne, 2011).
So, according to the research, near misses are both plentiful and used by highly complex organizations in the development of their loss control programs (i.e., HSE Management Systems) and they have done so for years.
Heinrich's widely accepted accident triangle theory states that for every major injury, there were 29 minor injuries and 300 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.
It comes as a survey revealed that more than a third of parents questioned have witnessed near misses outside schools.
The new PowerMILL release includes improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, improved five-axis collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing.
So, can Lee Westwood finally win his first major this week after so many painful near misses?