Accident/Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

Joe Keenan

Joe Keenan

Highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience. Joe received his Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007, and Certified Safety...
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Joe Keenan

If a major workplace injury or illness occurred, what would you do? How would you properly investigate it? What could be done to prevent it from happening again? A properly executed accident/incident investigation drives to the root causes of the workplace accident to prevent a repeat occurrence. A good accident/incident investigation process includes identifying the investigation team, establishing/reviewing written procedures, identifying root causes, and tracking of all safety hazards found to completion. This webinar will cover all of the steps necessary in identifying how to properly conduct a workplace accident/incident investigation to drive to the root cause.

Webinar Objectives

Accident Investigation – Why is it so Important?
Have you ever seen something unsafe – and not done anything about it? All unsafe acts or conditions should be reported to your supervisor immediately, even if no one was hurt! If you don’t report it, someone could get hurt – and that someone may be you or your co-worker. 

In this webinar, you will get the complete understanding on how to properly conduct an accident/incident investigation to drive to the root cause. Items to be covered include:
When investigating accidents – the more details the better. You should also investigate as soon as you can, so conditions don’t change. A complete accident investigation determines the following: 

  • What happened? 
  • When did it happen? 
  • Where did it happen? 
  • Who was involved? 
  • Why did it happen? 
  • How can it be prevented from happening again? 
  • The observations of co-workers can be critical and if you are interviewed, heed the following:
    • Make mental or written notes about the accident before the investigation starts. 
    • Avoid talking to others before talking to the investigator, since this may confuse the facts. 
    • Answer all questions about the incident as accurately as possible. 
    • Don’t change anything at the scene of the accident.

Webinar Highlights

Topics covered include:

  • How to properly investigate accidents/incidents to determine the root cause.
  • How to define corrective action plans directed at preventing a repeat occurrence of an accident/incident. 
  • What the elements are of a good accident/incident investigation: 
  • Having accurate and complete information 
  • Completing a description of the sequence of events
  • Identification of Factors Contributing to the Accident
  • Identification of root causes
  • Identify corrective actions to address Root Causes
  • Timeliness of completing of accident/incident investigation. 
  • Discuss Root Cause Analysis Tools including Fish Bone Diagram and 5-Whys.
  • Answer site-specific questions and concerns about accident/incident investigation. 

Who Should Attend

  • Plant Nurses
  • First Aid Providers/First Responders 
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals 
  • Environmental Health and Safety Engineers 
  • Safety Committee Members 
  • Loss Prevention Personnel 
  • Human Resource Professionals 
  • Risk Management Professionals 
  • Production Supervisors
  • Plant Managers 
  • General Managers
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