Even with a great safety system in place, there is always a risk of injury or a near-miss incident. When this happens, steps must be taken to prevent a future occurrence. By conducting a well-planned and organized accident investigation, we can determine what really caused the incident and help to prevent it from re-occurring.
We know that OSHA requires that employers investigate accidents, but having an effective accident investigation process just makes good business sense, as taking steps to prevent recurrence of an injury accident can increase production, reduce missed work days, decrease workers' compensation insurance costs and, above all, keep your workers safe.
Additionally, the results of an effective accident investigation can be invaluable if you end up in court over an injury
This detailed and interactive training session takes you through the steps of an accident investigation, shows you how to find the actual cause, and how to develop effective corrective actions.
- The areas that must be considered in an accident investigation
- How to collect and analyze evidence in order to establish the facts
- Tips for interviewing witnesses and the injured employee
- An overview of tools used in, and principles of, "root cause analysis", including the Fishbone Chart, Cause Mapping, Barrier and Change Analysis, and Fault Tree Analysis
- A walkthrough of the investigation process using an example case
- The items that should be included in your accident investigation report
- How to develop and implement corrective action recommendations
- Why accident investigations fail - and how to avoid common pitfalls
About Your Presenter
Michael Lawrence is principal of Summit Safety Technologies based in Long Beach, California. Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager, technical trainer, and instructional designer, and has been training adult workers and safety professionals for many years. He is a frequent speaker and is recognized for his expert knowledge of safety regulations, safety management systems, business continuation planning, emergency preparedness, and quality management systems.
Lawrence's experience includes over 16 years in safety and technical training in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and 14 years Naval Aviation experience in aircraft maintenance, electronics technology, safety, and quality assurance. His military contributions resulted in several awards, including the Navy Achievement Medal, and numerous awards from the Navy League of the United States for his volunteer work as a Commanding Officer with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Lawrence's volunteer work also includes 10 years as a CPR &First Aid Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross.
Lawrence is certified in Safety &Health Systems for Small Business, Instructional Design, and as a Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET).
PHR / SPHR Credits!
This audio conference is approved for 1.5 hours of HRCI credit. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.