Most employees feel that accident investigations take place to blame an individual for the accident, when in reality it is vital to the prevention of recurrence. Employees may feel apprehensive about offering information during an investigation because of friendship or ...
Most employees feel that accident investigations take place to blame an individual for the accident, when in reality it is vital to the prevention of recurrence. Employees may feel apprehensive about offering information during an investigation because of friendship or other skewed loyalties; they may feel like they are ratting someone out. Because of this employee loyalty, a company may not get the full details needed for prevention future accidents from occurring. Our Accident Investigation training products not only show employees the steps taken during a Workplace an accident investigation, but explain the steps in detail, and highlight how important it is for employees to fully cooperate with any inquiry. The topics covered in the products include: The goals of an accident investigation, Securing an accident scene, "Root-cause" analysis, The importance of investigative interviews, Assisting in an accident investigation, Reporting the "near misses", The role of policies, equipment and training on accident prevention, and more.
OSHA's Position On Accident Investigation Training
One of the most frustrating things associated with an accident investigation is the fact that many employees may not be willing to freely provide information. The reason for this stems from the misconception of just what an accident investigation actually is. In the minds of many employees, participating in an accident investigation is like placing the blame on a fellow employee. If the accident investigation is not conducted correctly, that’s precisely the image they can be given. The bottom line is that it can be difficult to obtain the full details of the incident under investigation. In reality, the purpose of the accident investigation is to prevent future, similar, accidents from happening. This is why OSHA has created a set of standards that must be followed when conducting your investigation. In response, our OSHA compliant accident investigation videos and training materials take the investigator, step-by-step, through the entire process. This includes:
- Creating an initial response and report
- Putting together an investigation team
- Sorting out the pertinent facts
- Identifying all of the contributing factors
- Identify any “weak links” that require repairing/improving
- Making the necessary recommendations for improvement
- Creating documentation that illustrate the findings
- Providing applicable follow up and reporting those findings
Besides an exceptional quality DVD training video, our complete OSHA-compliant training packages can also provide additional benefits such as; English/Spanish/Portuguese versions, customizable PowerPoint presentations, Instructor’s Guide, OSHA, FEMA, NSC and CDC links/resources and much more. The ability to perform an OSHA-compliant, structured investigation is invaluable to determining the “Root Cause” of any accident or work environment failure. Order our investigative training video and materials and you will be able to methodically address these concerns. All you need to do is choose the package that’s right for your facility. Feel free to contact us with any questions, as well.