Accident Investigation and Workplace Inspection Training

An investigation is an “after the fact” response.  It is a process that uncovers hazards or problems that can be eliminated so similar events will not happen in the future.

This course is an introduction to accident investigation. It presents a practical approach to investigating workplace accidents by emphasizing how to find the root cause, conduct an investigation, and make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences from ever happening again.

Learn how to perform an effective workplace inspection, be in compliance with law and prevent accidents.

The course includes case studies and other examples to illustrate the concepts as well practical tools such as sample forms and checklists. Case studies throughout the course and a test help to measure and encourage learning.

Topics include:

What to investigate and why
Being prepared (policies/procedures, team, investigation kit)
What to do first (providing medical care, dealing with the immediate risk)
How to conduct an Investigation
Secure and evaluate the accident scene
Collect evidence and gather facts
Interview witnesses
Analyze and find the “root cause”
Report and Follow Up

Who Should Attend

Committee members, managers, supervisors and workers who may be involved in accident investigation
Facility managers, human resources managers, senior managers and others with responsibilities for conducting an investigations or implementing changes resulting from an investigation

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