Thousands of workplace accidents occur in the US every day, usually caused by the failure of people or equipment and materials not functioning as expected. Accident investigations determine not only what happened, but also how and why. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more serious accident may be prevented.
An accident investigation should be conducted by a person who is trained in workplace safety and investigation procedures as well as knowledgeable of the work processes related to the accident. The investigation may involve a team, such as a supervisor who has received safety training, employees with knowledge of the work, a safety officer and/or an independent safety expert.
Most accidents are preventable by eliminating one or more causes. By conducting thorough accident investigations, companies can take an important step toward safeguarding their employees and protecting their organizations.
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 7505-Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation in multiple locations, including:
- March 16, 2020 | Oxnard, CA
- April 15, 2020 | Dublin, CA
- May 11, 2020 | Fresno, CA
- May 21, 2020 | Honolulu, HI
- June 19, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV