Elements of Accident Investigation


This course examines the elements of accident investigation and reporting procedures. Key topics include the importance of accident investigation, how to talk to witnesses, what questions to ask when evaluating an accident scene, how to determine causal factors, and how to identify corrective actions. The accident investigation and reporting process helps to provide a safe working environment by determining the causes of an accident, then reporting them so that potential future accidents can be prevented. The content is designed to comply with the intent of applicable regulatory requirements.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the accident investigation process and its role in accident prevention strategies
  • Examine various accident causation theories and apply them to the accident investigation process
  • Understand how Root Cause Analysis is used to investigate an accident
  • Develop an accident investigation process and follow-up program

This course may be taken independently or applied toward a 10-course certificate in Human Resources Management or Supervisory Management offered through Extended Studies.

No sections of this course are currently being offered.