January 4, 2015: Warning, or False Alarm: Why Safety Professionals See Near Misses Differently than Everybody Else

„When you do something that might have caused an accident but doesn’t,
there are two ways to interpret the near miss: as a warning that you should
be more careful, or as evidence that the behavior in question is actually
pretty safe. Safety professionals tend toward the first interpretation;
everybody else favors the second. „

http://www.psandman.com/col/warning.htm