Accidents occur every day in workplaces all over the United States. Discovering the causes of accidents can help prevent their recurrence. A systematic and thorough accident investigation is the best means to discover causes of accidents.
Primary Users: Supervisory and management personnel with safety responsibilities for accident prevention. It is assumed that those taking this course have had some management/supervisory skill training.
Secondary Users: Lead employees or others who may be required to conduct accident investigations.
Supervisors and managers will gain a basic understanding of the many benefits of accident investigation- most importantly accident prevention. They will also learn the basic causes of accidents and how to conduct an accident investigation. At the end of this course, the student will be able to identify:
- The goal of accident investigation.
- The differences between a major and minor accident.
- The direct, indirect, and root causes of accidents.
- Basic steps in accident investigation.
Completion Instructions, Requirements, and Checklist
Assessment Final Exam on completion of the course. 70% or better is a passing grade.
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Prerequisites: None, though management/supervisory skill training is beneficial.
- Costs Of Accidents
- Getting Started
- Interview Guidelines
- Investigation For Prevention
- Successful Investigations
- What Really Happened?
- When An Accident Occurs
- Why Do Accidents Happen?