ISSA Webinar: Let’s talk about OSH – Have you ever reported a near miss?

7 February 2023 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Let’s talk about OSH – Have you ever reported a near miss?

7 February 2023 | Virtual

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Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 16:00–16:45 (UTC/GMT+1or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, German and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

Near misses (i.e. incidents that did not result in injury, harm or damage to persons or property but had the potential to) help companies identify shortcomings in their operations and provide valuable insights for the prevention of accidents before something serious has happened. Effective near miss reporting can be the basis for improving overall health and safety performance while enhancing a positive safety culture throughout the company.

With this webinar, the ISSA Special Commission on Prevention kicks off its new series on occupational safety and health (OSH). The first webinar focuses on near misses at the workplace, not only because of a new guidance document on the topic by the International Section of the ISSA for Electricity, Gas and Water, but also because it is an increasingly important topic in the management of safety and health at work. After a brief theoretical introduction, two OSH experts will give insights into their experience with near misses.

Register for this "Let's talk about OSH" webinar, first in a new series of webinars organized by the ISSA Special Commission on Prevention, and this time in cooperation with the International Sections of the ISSA for Electricity, Gas and Water, and on Prevention in Transportation.


Kirsten Kuns Kirsten Kuns, Head of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment, Westfalen AG, Germany
Mike Leppard Mike Leppard, Senior Safety, Health and Environment Advisor, Energy Networks Association (ENA), United Kingdom

This OSH talk will examine the following questions:

  • Why is it important to take the reporting and management of near misses seriously?
  • Are there examples of good practices?
  • What requirements should a near miss reporting system fulfil?
  • What are the biggest challenges when reporting and managing near misses?


  • Welcome by Bernd Treichel
  • Brief introduction to the new guidance document of the ISSA Electricity Section How to Manage Near Misses
  • Near miss experience of ENA, UK
  • Near miss experience of Westfalen AG, Germany
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Bernd Treichel Moderated by Bernd Treichel, Senior Officer in Social Security (Prevention), ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions as well as all persons interested in the topic without registration fees.