An employer has compliance responsibilities to make its investigations thorough, objective, professional and an honest attempt to fulfill its obligations to employees to provide work place safety. Without a trained investigator performing investigations, such a quality investigation becomes less likely. A solid safety investigation protocol also lessens the probability of an accident occurring due to unsafe conditions. In fact, an employer can either instill good fact-finding processes to uncover unsafe working conditions, or determine unsafe working conditions after the occurrence of repeated accidents.
Why Should you Attend:
When an accident occurs, some degree of confusion generally follows. If the person assigned to perform the root-cause investigation does not know how to conduct an investigation, then a good fact-finding that reduces the likelihood of future accidents becomes less likely.
Investigators need to learn how to perform a thorough and defensible safety investigation. A sloppy investigation is hard to defend compliance wise and may even incur greater liability upon an employer. A sloppy investigation may also increase the likelihood of a similar accident reoccurring. Even worse, such actions, or lack of actions, sends a message to employees that their employer doesn't take their safety seriously.
Objectives of the Presentation:
The objectives of the presentation are to deliver a thorough presentation that covers the following areas:
Who can Benefit:
- Why you are required to do investigations in accidents and near miss situations.
- The interplay between OHSA and Workers Compensation.
- How safety investigations differ from other types of HR related investigations.
- Policies, procedures and protocols to have in place.
- Indicators of professional investigations.
- How to take a complaint.
- What to do if an accident happens.
- How to interview witnesses.
- Report writing tips.
- Safety personnel
- Safety Managers
- Risk Management personnel
- HR Associates
- Managers and Generalists
- Employee Relations
- Plant Managers
- Business owners
- Those in non-Safety or non-HR jobs who have safety responsibilities.