This webinar will cover the OSHA compliant policies, procedures and protocols you must have in place to perform a thorough, objective and professional investigation in the event of an accident or the near miss of an accident in the workplace.
When an accident occurs, some degree of confusion generally follows. If the person assigned to perform the root-cause investigation does not know how to conduct an investigation, then a good fact-finding that reduces the likelihood of future accidents becomes less likely.
Investigators need to learn how to perform a thorough and defensible safety investigation. A sloppy investigation is hard to defend compliance wise and may even incur greater liability upon an employer. A sloppy investigation may also increase the likelihood of a similar accident reoccurring. Even worse, such actions, or lack of actions, sends a message to employees that their employer doesn’t take their safety seriously.
- Why you are required to do investigations in accidents and near miss situations.
- The interplay between OHSA and Workers Compensation.
- How safety investigations differ from other types of HR related investigations.
- Policies, procedures and protocols to have in place.
- Indicators of professional investigations.
- How to take a complaint.
- What to do if an accident happens.
- How to interview witnesses.
- What to do when people won’t cooperate
- Report writing tips.
- Safety personnel
- Safety Managers
- Risk Management personnel
- HR Associates
- Managers and Generalists
- Employee Relations
- Plant Managers
- Business owners
- Those in non-Safety or non-HR jobs who have safety responsibilities