Mishap Reporting

It is important that ALL HANDS understand they have a right to report hazards, unhealthful working conditions, and near misses. There are several ways to report a mishap, near miss, or an unsafe condition OR unhealthful working conditions.

Is It Reportable

Mishap is defined as: “An unplanned event or series of events that result in damage to DoD property; occupational illness to DoD personnel; injury to ON or OFF duty DoD military personnel; injury to ON-duty DoD civilian personnel; or damage to public or private property, or injury or illness to non-DoD personnel. caused by DoD activities.”

  • All Occupational, Recreational, Training, GMV/GOV, and alcohol related incidents are considered reportable mishaps.
  • All MCAS Mishaps are required to be reported using the CAC required ESAMS. Due to privacy consideration, mishaps ARE NOT reported using this Smartphone Application.

First Aid Case:  “Refers to medical attention that is usually administered immediately after the injury occurs and at the location where it occurred. It often consists of a one-time, short-term treatment and requires little technology or training to administer. First aid can include cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches; treating a minor burn; applying bandages and dressings; the use of non-prescription medicine; draining blisters; removing debris from the eyes; massage; and drinking fluids to relieve heat stress.” All First Aid Cases are reported in CAC required ESAMS.

Near Miss is defined as: “An undesired event that, under slightly different circumstances, would have resulted in personal harm, property damage, or an undesired loss of resources. In other words, a near miss was almost (had the potential to be) a mishap, but was avoided merely by chance (a split second or matter of inches).” All Near Misses are reported in CAC required ESAMS.


Mishap Reporting Guidelines (pdf)

ASO 5100.13 w/ch1 Chapter 4 – Mishap Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping

WgO 3040.5J – SOP for 2d MAW Incident Reporting

MCO 5100.29C Volume 9 – Navy & Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting, And Record Keeping Manual

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