Some like to refer to these as "near miss" reports. We believe that term is too narrow in scope, and "misses" additional opportunities to improve workplace safety. Safety Observations exist not just where something bad almost happened, but also can prevent something bad from happening before a close encounter. We give the entire organization the ability to make these conditions known and visible, as well as the satisfaction of seeing the organizational response and resolution.
Additionally, Safety Observations can be praises! Use this feature to allow your employees to recognize a situation is being handled safely and is worth of praise.