How to Investigate a Workplace Accident
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Too many times safety investigations take the path of least resistance. The employer wants to wrap things up and move on. This usually results in the victim being blamed for reckless behavior. In cases that are not fatalities, the recommended resolution to the case is often more training for the victim. But investigators should step back and take in the entire incident, looking for contributing factors. Many incidents are not simple, having multiple causes that need to be mitigated if future accidents are to be avoided.
This paper walks you through a real occupational fatality investigation to help understand how best to conduct a thorough accident investigation.
You learn about…
- Building an Accident Investigation Team
- Step-By-Step Accident Investigation Procedures
- Best Practices for Accident Evaluation
- What Not to Do