Walnut Creek, Calif. (September 9, 2014) — Safety is paramount at Amerit Fleet Solutions. As part of its comprehensive AFS Safety First program, Amerit announced today the implementation of its Near Miss/Hazard Program.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines near misses as “incidents where no property was damaged and no personal injury sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage and/or injury easily could have occurred.”

According to The American Society of Safety Engineers, for every one accident there are 600 near misses. Driven by this startling ratio, Amerit has implemented its Near Miss/Hazard Reporting Program in each service location across the country, totaling over 500 facilities.

“Near miss reporting programs have proven to be very effective across many industries,” said James Finta, Director of Safety and Compliance for Amerit. “We’re implementing this program to actively drive down the opportunity for accidents in a relatively short time. Upstream risk management is always more effective and economical than reactive programs. Our goal is to keep our field experts highly vigilant and actively engaged in managing risk in their workspace.”

Amerit also recognizes the benefit that the program provides for its clients in managing risk. Amerit vigorously pursues a safe workplace and environment, identifying and mitigating physical, legal, and financial risks to employees and clients alike.

Amerit employees have embraced the AFS Safety First Program since inception, actively participating in reporting near miss/hazards.  The employee-facing tools of the program are simple and powerful, and quick to both implement and show results.

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