Near-miss incidents

That was a close call.

A near-miss accident is an incident that didn’t result in damage, injury or illness but under different circumstances could have. Facilities are required to document close calls by completing an electronic accident report in SHMT (Safety Health Management Tool).

By documenting near misses and conducting inspections into the root causes, USPS can help prevent future accidents, injury or even a fatality.

And that’s smart safety!

For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.