Lit cigarettes on the ground, spilled coffee, an extension cord stretched across the floor – these seemingly “no harm” situations can result in an injury, illness or damage.
A near miss is an unplanned event that has the potential to cause a human injury, environmental or equipment damage, or an interruption to normal operation. In fact, for every 300 near misses, there is one serious injury.
If an organization doesn’t have a safety culture where employees are encouraged to report near misses (also called closed calls), they lose an opportunity to prevent incidents.
Keeping employees safe and healthy, especially in a post-COVID world, is a key priority in any workplace. One way to increase safety is by using mobile technology. If employees could recognize a near miss and report it before it becomes a problem, organizations can avoid catastrophic events.
We partnered with a digital agency from Denmark to develop a mobile application focused on improving safety at a workplace for a leading facility management services company.