Accident Investigation

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Although you work hard to prevent them, accidents will undoubtedly happen in your workplace. When they do, you鈥檒l need to conduct an accident investigation to understand the root cause of the accident and learn how to prevent similar accidents in the future. This course covers how to create an accident prevention report, how to identify hazards and injuries, and how to prevent future accidents. 

This course will provide an overview of accident investigation and reporting procedures. The accident investigation and reporting process helps to provide a safe working environment by determining the causes of an accident, then reporting them so that accidents can be prevented in the future. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements.

Topics include:

  • What to investigate and why
  • Being prepared (policies/procedures, forms, team, investigation kit)
  • What to do first (provifding medical care, securing the scene, dealing with immediate risk)
  • How to conduct an investigation
    • Securing and evaluating the accident scene
    • Collecting evidence and gathering facts
    • Interviewing witnesses
  • Analyzing the information and finding the “root cause”
  • Writing the report
  • Following up