Work and life experience tells you that every observation or incident is an opportunity to learn. As a child, perhaps you touched something hot. Chances are that you learned not to touch it in the future. You can apply the same common sense to safety at work. Constantly think about what can happen in the future. If an accident happens, learn what happened and think about how you can avoid having it happen again. If you or a co-worker observes something unsafe, think about how different changes could help improve safety. If you see a great safety practice that can help everyone prevent accidents in the future, think about how you can communicate it to the appropriate people. By thinking ahead, you can change the future! It’s important that you understand what incident investigation and causal analysis are and how you can help. Our goal is to give you valuable information so that you can prevent losses and make your workplace safer.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Concepts and Terms
- 3. Process
- 4. Information Gathering
- 5. Benefits
- 6. Causal Analysis
- 7. Conclusion
- Define concepts and terms associated with incident investigation.
- Know why incident investigation and causal analysis are important.
- Identify why incident investigation matters, when it occurs and who is involved.
- Know how to apply best practices for gathering information when an incident occurs.
- Keep asking “why” to perform causal analysis.
- Recall what to do once investigations are complete.