Near miss incidents have often been referred to as “Safety in the Shadows,” because this is where the heart of the accident problem lies. Near miss incidents offer management an opportunity to rectify a system breakdown before an accident happens. Because there are no losses as a result of an undesired event does not necessarily mean that the event is insignicant. Risk assessment of near miss incidents will determine which ones warrant a full investigation. This will help to track and eliminate the source of the problem at the root.