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Safety: Root Cause Analysis Of Accidents

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, members of a company safety committee, those who conduct safety inspections

Program Goals

  • How to describe a safety issue
  • Techniques for helping to prevent accidents
  • The difference between a safety survey and inspection
  •  How to conduct a Root Cause Analysis
  • Proper use of questions when determining Root Cause

Course Description

The course begins with a discussion of what an accident, and aninjury are (they are different). Company practice in conducting a Job Safety Analysis and Equipment Safety Analysis are reviewed. The focus of the course is on how to identify potential causes of an accident, and then confirm the root cause by asking specific questions that gather the data necessary to make decisions and prevent future accidents.

   This course uses interactive discussion, samples of company forms, and a power point presentation with handouts participants can use as a resource for future accident investigation.

Course Outline

  • What is a “productive accident investigation?”
  • Job Safety Analysis / Equipment Safety Analysis
  • Inspections & Surveys
  • Identifying a safety problem
  • Looking for the likely cause
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Potential solutions (corrective action)
  • Selecting & implementing corrective actions
  • Preventing recurrence

Course Length

4 hours

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