Risk Management & Safety has recently developed a new incident management tool! While most users will not notice many changes to the way they report workplace injuries, there have been a few additions we'd like you to be aware of:
1. You can now report workplace injuries for students and contractors
2. You can now report Good Catches (also known as Near Misses)
A Good Catch is defined as "an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage - but had the potential to do so." The following are examples:
• A person trips over an extension cord that lies across the floor but avoids a fall by grabbing the corner of a desk.
• An outward-opening door nearly hits someone who jumps back just in time to avoid a mishap.