Accident/Incident Investigation - Root Cause Analysis

On-Demand Schedule

Tue, July 23, 2024 - Tue, July 30, 2024


60  Mins


Basic & Intermediate

Webinar ID


  • How to properly investigate accidents/incidents to determine the root cause.
  • How to define corrective action plans directed at preventing a repeat occurrence of an accident/incident.
  • What the elements are of a good accident/incident investigation:
  • Having accurate and complete information
  • Completing a description of the sequence of events
  • Identification of Factors Contributing to the Accident
  • Identification of root causes
  • Identify corrective actions to address Root Causes
  • Timeliness of completing accident/incident investigation.
  • Discuss Root Cause Analysis Tools including Fish Bone Diagram and 5-Whys.
  • Answer site-specific questions and concerns about accident/incident investigation. 

Overview of the webinar

If a major workplace injury or illness occurred, what would you do?  How would you properly investigate it?  What could be done to prevent it from happening again?  A properly executed accident/incident investigation drives to the root causes of the workplace accident to prevent a repeat occurrence.  A good accident/incident investigation process includes identifying the investigation team, establishing/reviewing written procedures, identifying root causes, and tracking all safety hazards found to completion. This webinar course will cover all of the steps necessary to identify how to properly conduct a workplace accident/incident investigation to drive to the root cause.

Who should attend?

  • Plant Nurses
  • First Aid Providers/First Responders
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
  • Environmental Health and Safety Engineers
  • Safety Committee Members
  • Loss Prevention Personnel
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Production Supervisors
  • Plant Managers
  • General Managers
  • Etc.

Why should you attend?

In this Program you will learn:

Accident Investigation – Why is it so Important?

Have you ever seen something unsafe – and not done anything about it?  All unsafe acts or conditions should be reported to your supervisor immediately, even if no one was hurt!  If you don’t report it, someone could get hurt – and that someone maybe you or your co-worker.

In this webinar, you will learn a complete understanding of how to properly conduct an accident/incident investigation to drive to the root cause.  Items to be covered include:

When investigating accidents – the more details the better.  You should also investigate as soon as you can, so conditions don’t change.  A complete accident investigation determines the following:

  • What happened?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it happen?
  • Who was involved?
  • Why did it happen?
  • How can it be prevented from happening again?
  • The observations of co-workers can be critical and if you are interviewed, heed the following:
  • Make mental or written notes about the accident before the investigation starts.
  • Avoid talking to others before talking to the investigator, since this may confuse the facts.
  • Answer all questions about the incident as accurately as possible.
  • Don’t change anything at the scene of the accident.

Faculty - Mr.Joe Keenan

Highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 28 years of experience.  He received his Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007, and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011.  He has the current pleasure of serving as Mississippi and Alabama Area Director of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015.  Since 2002, he is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer (both renewed in 2020). 


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