Incident Investigation

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 3-4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objectives

  • Delegates will be able to properly and effectively investigate incidents
  • Delegates will gain the knowledge to list immediate steps to take to secure the incident area
  • Delegates will determine steps to include in the initial investigation
  • Delegates will demonstrate good witness interviewing techniques

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline

  • Incident
  • Near Miss
  • Incident Investigation
  • Root Cause


  • Which Incidents Should Be Investigated?
  • Incident Components

OSHA 1960.29 Requirements

Why Investigate?

  • Prevent injuries and illnesses
  • Save lives
  • Save money
  • Demonstrate commitment to health and safety
  • Promote positive workplace morale
  • Improve management

Aims of the Investigation

  • What Happened?
  • What was the root cause?
  • How do we prevent recurrence?

The Investigation Process

  • Who is involved?
  • What information is collected?
  • Gathering Evidence
    • Interviewing
    • Fact Gathering
  • Determining the root cause/Handout
  • Documenting the findings
  • Implementing corrective actions

Group table top exercises/Incident Investigation Exercise

  • Final Analysis


Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Student Requirements

  • None
  • Course ID #: MA101


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