Guiding Principles: Serious Accident and Near Miss Incident Reviews

This document — Guiding Principles: Serious Accident and Near Miss Incident Reviews — was developed to assist states and their constituents in determining the needs and level of review necessary for serious accidents or near miss incidents.

This guide is not intended to be “one size fits all.” Instead, it details common areas of consideration for state agencies faced with such reviews. Internal administrative policies, state regulations, automatic and mutual aid agreements, etc., should dictate how an accident review is completed and who is involved. This document provides suggested processes that can be applied given individual state authorities, restrictions, and resource limitations.


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