When an accident happens in the workplace, a thorough and complete accident investigation must be conducted in order to prevent similar mishaps in the future, and to comply with legal and policy standards. As a supervisor or team leader, you are the person most likely to be called upon to investigate any accident that occurs in your work area. If that investigation is to be meaningful, it has to:
- identify ALL of the causes of the accident; and
- provide appropriate recommendations for corrective actions to either eliminate or control those causes
This module explains how to systematically gather and analyze the information you need to develop recommendations for preventing similar accidents. It also explains how you can use the information from an accident investigation to improve the way you manage health, safety, and the environment.