Workplace Incidents: Investigations are Key to Prevention

Incidents don’t just happen. Something causes them, and usually more than one thing. An investigation should identify those causes, but the cause of an incident isn’t the same as the cause of an injury. Injuries may be caused by overexertion, falls, or being struck by objects. Factors that caused the incident, however, are more complex. For example, a wet floor may cause a fall, but determining why the floor was wet and why the hazard wasn’t addressed gets at the root causes.

An incident or near-miss investigation shouldn’t stop upon finding an obvious cause; it should continue until all underlying factors are identified. If those root causes aren’t identified and addressed, they’ll continue to generate incidents. Effectively addressing the root causes should help prevent recurrence, which translates to fewer injuries.
Among other topics, this webcast will cover:

  • Preparing and training to conduct effective investigations.
  • Tips for conducting interviews and watching for blame-shifting.
  • Selecting and presenting corrective actions to decision-makers.
  • Addressing behavioral causes such as complacency, resistance to change, and pressure to take safety shortcuts.

This free event will also include a live Q&A session!

Register below for this free webinar!
DATE: October 12, 2022
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT -11:00AM PT


Holly Pups

EHS Editor 
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Holly Pups is a certified safety professional (CSP) that comes to J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. with well over a decade of safety and health experience in pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. Her most recent position being an OSHA compliance officer where she investigated several accidents and fatalities. She joined the EHS content team June of 2021 an EHS Editor, where she researches, writes, edits content, and shares her experiences on a wide variety of topics concerning OSHA compliance and industry best practices. As an EHS Editor, she researches, writes, and edits content on a wide variety of topics concerning environmental compliance and best practices.

Rachel Krubsack
Editor - EHS
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Rachel Krubsack has been with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. since 2010. She researches and creates content on a variety of EHS topics, including hazard communication, hearing conservation, lockout/tagout, emergency action plans, safety training, and safety management. Rachel edits the Employee Safety Training Advisor newsletter and a trio of manuals—OSHA Rules for General Industry, Hazard Communication Compliance, and Hazard Communication Pro. She also writes content for handbooks, webcasts, and online solutions and assists customers with regulatory questions pertaining to EHS topics.

Duration: 1 Hour

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