Accident Prevention and Investigation

accidentpi_680x200Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of the accidents. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more disastrous accident may be prevented. Conduct accident investigations with accident prevention in mind.

Participants will learn recommendations for and benefits of accident prevention. Learn to identify near-misses, recordkeeping, OSHA’s priority of investigations, and the pre-citation and post-citation procedures. You will also learn the techniques for in-house accident/incident investigations and report writing.

Topics Covered:

Accident prevention

  • What causes accidents?
  • Teamwork prevents accidents
  • Recommendations for accident prevention
  • Accident prevention signs and tags
  • Benefits of accident prevention

Accident investigation

  • Near-miss
  • Written records
  • Reporting time
  • Fatality/catastrophe investigations
  • Investigation documentation
  • Potential criminal investigations
  • Public information policy
  • Families of victims
  • Pre-citation review
  • Post-citation procedures