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Report Health and Safety Concerns or Near Misses

Imminent Danger

Imminent danger is defined as any conditions or practices in any place of employment such that a danger exists that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated.

If you suspect imminent danger, stop work and report to your supervisor!

For more information, see UTK Procedure: Imminent Danger.

What is a Health and Safety Concern?

A health and safety concern or observation is a set of circumstances or a situation that could become an injury, illness, property damage, or failure to comply with regulations.

Report A Concern

It is a situation that we need to remedy before something bad happens.

Example: “I have noticed potholes that may cause a trip hazard.”

What is a Near Miss?

A near miss is a specific occurrence where something bad almost happened.

It is an incident in which no property was damaged and no personal injury was sustained, but damage or injury could have occurred, given a slight shift in time or position.

Report these through the Office of Risk Management General Liability Form

Report A Near Miss

Example: “I tripped in a pothole but was not injured.” (I could have tripped, fallen, and broken my wrist).

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