Accident investigation template


Identify different types of accident causes. Know the purpose of accident investigation. In accordance with Governor Kathleen Blanco's Executive Order KBB 2005-8. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Title: Accident Investigation

Accident Investigation

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  • Explain the meaning and impact of accidents
  • Identify different types of accident causes
  • Know the purpose of accident investigation
  • Explain how to conduct an accident investigation
  • Know how to document accident investigations.
What is an Accident?
  • Unplanned event results in mishap (personal
injury or property damage).
  • Accidents are the result of the failure of

    people, equipment, materials, or environment to

    react as expected.
  • All accidents have consequences or outcomes.
  • Purpose of Accident Investigation
    • Determine the sequences of events leading to
  • Identify the cause of the accident.
  • Find methods to prevent accident from recurring.
  • Consequences of Accidents
    • Direct Consequences
    • Personal injury
    • Property loss
    • Indirect Consequences
    • Lost income
    • Medical expenses
    • Time to retrain another person
    • Decreased employee moral

    Decisions Personal Factors/Environmental Factors


    Unsafe Act Performance

    Indirect Causes

    Unplanned release of energy (Direct Cause)

    Examples of Accident Causes

    Be Prepared
    • Develop a policy for accident investigation
    • Routinely audit your policy to
    • - ensure personnel understand their role
    • - system is driving corrective actions
    • Assign responsibilities to personnel
    • - employee must be trained to investigate
    • - investigator should know process
    Conducting the Investigation
    • Interview witnesses.
    • Document the accident scene before any changes
    are made.
  • Review all information (procedures, equipment


  • Conducting the Investigation
    • Make documented observations on
    • Pre-accident conditions
    • Accident sequence
    • Post-accident conditions
    • Document the facts (i.e. location, witness
    remarks, and contributing factors).
  • Determine sequence of events leading to accident
  • Common Problem Solving Methods
    • Job Hazard analysis
    • Sequence diagrams
    • Change analysis

    Job Hazard Analysis

    Change Analysis
    • A change analysis consists of
    • Defining the problem
    • Establishing the norm
    • Identifying, locating, and describing the change
    • Identify what was affected and not affected
    • List features of change
    • Pick likely causes
    Witness Interviews
    • Interview promptly.
    • Establish rapport with witness (treat as equal).
    • Get the facts.
    • Write down the witnesss statement
    • Complete an accident investigation form to
  • Personnel information
  • Accident information (location, events leading to accident, machines involved)
  • Causes of the accident
  • Recommendation to prevent accident
  • Follow up information

  • Documentation

    • From the accident investigation form and witness

    statements write an accident investigation

    report. The report should include
  • Background information (where, who)
  • Summary (sequence, extent, type, source)
  • Analysis (causes)
  • Recommendations
  • Steps to Accident Investigation
    • Survey the scene
    • Secure the scene (initiate interim controls)
    • Get help for the injured
    • Collect evidence
    • Analyze data
    • Determine causes (scientific methods)
    • Follow up (eliminate hazards)
    Drug Testing
    • In accordance with Governor Kathleen Blancos
    Executive Order KBB 2005-8,
  • Drug Testing is conducted in accordance with the State of Louisiana rules and
  • regulations for such.
  • Positions subject to drug testing
  • All current W-2 employees in safety-sensitive or

    security-sensitive positions are subject to drug

    testing. The policy also applies to all persons

    who have made written application for positions

    designated as safety-sensitive and/or

    security-sensitive or who are promoted into a

    position that is considered safety-sensitive

    and/or security-sensitive.
  • All current W-2 employees are subject to drug

    testing under the following conditions

    reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and

    random testing as part of a monitoring program

  • to assure compliance with the terms of a

    rehabilitation agreement.

  • Drug Testing
    • Conditions when employer may test employees for
    drugs under
  • State law
  • Pre-employment post-hire The prospective

    employee hired for a safety-sensitive and/or

    security-sensitive position must undergo

    controlled substance drug testing prior to being

    placed in the position.
  • Post-accident An employee shall be tested

    following an accident during the course and scope

    of employment if there is reasonable suspicion of

    an employees drug use or if the accident results

  • injury requiring medical treatment to any party involved or injury which results in a fatality
  • property/equipment damage at or above 1,000.00 and/or
  • the release of hazardous waste as defined in R.S.

    302173(2) or hazardous materials.

  • Responsibilities in Accidents/Injuries
    • Employee
    • Report injury/illness to supervisor immediately.
    • Report in person to Human Resources as soon as

    possible unless there is a medical emergency or

    life/limb emergency. Report to Human Resources

    as soon as possible after emergency treatment.
  • Complete proper paperwork for the Office of Risk

    Management/Drug Testing (if required) in Human

    Resources before seeking medical assistance

    unless there is a medical emergency or a

    life/limb emergency.
  • Report any lost time from work to supervisor and to Human Resources.
  • Return to regular duty by physician certification

    or transitional modified duty that is within

    medical restrictions (if any) as set by

    physician, as part of a rehabilitation program if

    applicable to position, and as approved by

    appropriate university personnel
    • Supervisor
    • Complete Incident/Accident Investigation Form,

      conduct investigation, and submit the original accident investigation template


    Category: Accident

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