Accident Investigations and the Law â€“ How to Find out what really happened --- ComplianceOnline-OS (OSHA, Health & Safet)
|Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2010||End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2010|
The primary purpose of an accident investigation is to find out how and why an accident occurred and what the company and workers can do to avoid the same accident in the future. Understanding how and why an accident occurred is critical to fixing systemic and behavioural errors that could lead to costly and deadly employee injuries, not to mention criminal and civil liability for the company. OSHA routinely looks into reportable injuries. To avoid legal liability when employees are hurt in an accident, companies must prove theyâ€™ve done their part to provide a safe work environment.
Recognize the need for an investigation.
Investigate the scene of an accident.
Interview victims and witnesses.
Distinguish fact from fiction.
Determine root causes.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
Understanding the safety, legal and secondary objectives of accident investigations.
What is the real purpose of the investigation.
The elements of the investigation.
Effective ways to keep the evidence straight.
How to investigate witnesses.