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Accident Investigation for the Supervisor

One-Day (8-hour) Safety Seminar
Course 35

The costs of accidents are enormous - potentially devastating not only to the individual but to the company as a whole. The need to prevent a recurrence is obvious. But, identifying the root or basic cause, the only way to prevent a recurrence, is not obvious. This seminar will provide a systematic approach to the investigation of all accidents / incidents. The approach taught will help identify the basic or root cause of the event and in developing the all important corrective actions.

This seminar is geared to the “normal”, ”common”, “everyday” type accident. This seminar is for managers, supervisors, foremen, human resource managers, and safety and loss control specialists. At the conclusion of this seminar the participant will be able to:

  • Describe what constitutes an accident (incident) and be able to establish an effective Accident (incident) Investigation Program
  • Describe the three levels of Accident Causation
  • Describe, and know how to use, a new and valuable tool for determining the basic cause of an accident and, most importantly, the appropriate corrective action to preclude recurrence

Seminar Contents:

  • Review Basic Safety Terms necessary for an accident investigation and discuss why accidents are investigated and who should conduct the investigation
  • Examine the steps necessary in any accident investigation program and present techniques on gathering data
  • Establish the links between Accident Investigation and Hazard Recognition
  • Discuss data analysis. Determine the Root Cause and the appropriate corrective action
  • Demonstrate the application of the new approach
  • Discuss report writing techniques, record keeping and trend analysis