This course covers an introduction to basic incident investigation procedures and describes analytical techniques. Safety officers, human resources personnel, department directors, and others in management positions will benefit from participating in this course.
Small group activities will be incorporated into the coursework. Topics covered will include the reasons for and benefits of conducting incident investigations; employer responsibilities related to incident investigations; a four-step incident investigation procedure; and the members of an incident investigation team.
Additional topics will be conducting a Root Cause Analysis, a Job Hazard Analysis and the Hierarchy of Controls.
The following are OSHA guidance documents and an OSHA Fact Sheet on conducting an Incident Investigation and a Job Hazard Analysis. These materials will be used in class.
Bridget McGuiness has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to her work here with MIIA, Bridget was the NESHAP Asbestos Program Compliance and Enforcement Engineer with Region 1 EPA; she has been self-employed as an environmental consultant, expert witness and trainer; and as a trainer with The New England Consortium (TNEC) at UMass Lowell.
OSHA Website on Accident Investigation Accident Investigation
|Importance of Root Cause Analysis|
|Step by Step Guide - Incident Investigations|
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