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National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Contributing Factors Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
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Contributing Factors A circumstance, fact, or influence that brings about a result or outcome. They affect firefighter health and safety either positively or negatively. Based on terms that continually show up in death and injury reporting systems such as NIOSH
Contributing Factors Accountability Individual Action Communication Fatigue HorseplayHuman Error Teamwork Procedure Training Staffing Weather Protocol Command Situational Awareness Decision Making Task Allocation Equipment
Contributing Factors Situational Awareness – Attentiveness and relationship to the event. The relationship between perception of the individual and the reality of the situation. Leading contributing factor of Near-Miss Reporting. Decision Making – Poor decisions made based on info provided or lack of info provided. No decision made when a decision was required. Second leading contributing factor. Command – Absence, inadequate, lack of command presence. Lack of leadership or direction on part of OIC or IC. Task Allocation – Work assignments exceed assignees physical /or mental capabilities. Weather – Ambient conditions occurring during time of incident. Fatigue – Tired, lack of sleep, inadequate sleep, poor sleep, over- work, lack of rehab, and mentally tired.
Contributing Factors Human Error – An intentional mistake made by an individual or group. Staffing – Not having enough or having too many people. Horseplay – Unauthorized activity, practical jokes, pranks, wrestling, etc. Teamwork – A cohesive function of an individual as part of a crew, or the function of the crew as a unit to complete a task or goal. Communication – Poor communication, misunderstood direction, language barrier, and / or inadequate instruction. Accountability – Awareness of location, number and function of all individuals or personnel on an incident.
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