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Investigation of Accidents and Incidents
A module in the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Foundation Course.
Incident Investigation Report, form 52E40 (PDF 153 KB)
Form for documenting an employer's investigation into a workplace incident. Form is 2 pages; guide to conducting an investigation is 2 pages.
JOHSC Resource Tool - Conducting an Incident Investigation
Resource tool for joint occupational health and safety committees. Module 3 describes the principles and steps involved in reporting an incident and conducting an investigation. This module also includes two training scenarios. Downloadable tools include an accident investigation form.
Source: Global Health Research Program, University of British Columbia - Funding for the project was provided in part by WorkSafeBC
OSH Answers: Accident investigation
Series of questions and answers for employers and joint committees on how to conduct an investigation into a workplace accident.
Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Overview of basic accident investigation procedures and accident analysis techniques.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Fast Facts: How to investigate an incident (PDF 160 KB)
Fact sheet (2 pages) outlining seven steps in an investigation.
Source: Public Services Health & Safety Association (formerly Ontario Safety Association for Community & Healthcare)
What does an accident really cost?
A calculator to help employers find the hidden costs of accidents and injuries.
Small Business Safety Calculator
Calculator similar to WorkSafeBC's. It includes different scenarios to help employers calculate the cost of accidents and injuries.
Source: Industrial Accident Prevention Association
Interactive program with three modules: 1. Introduction and General Responsibilities; 2. Incident Investigation Overview; 3. Incident Investigation Steps.
Source: Work Safe Alberta
Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation
Video showing a 6-step process for conducting incident investigations: 1. Preparation; 2. Visiting the Scene; 3. Conducting Interviews; 4. Examining Physical Evidence; 5. Analyzing the Evidence; 6. Preparing a Report (9 min. 30 sec.)
Source: SAFE Work Manitoba
Inspectors human factors toolkit
A set of working notes aimed at introducing human factors into site inspections and investigations at major hazard sites. Covers topics such as safety-critical communications, management of fatigue risks, and organizational change. Download the complete toolkit (85 pages) or selected parts.
Source: Health and Safety Executive, UK
Reports and investigations - accident investigation resources
Guides, manuals, and reports about serious accident investigations as related to wildland firefighting.
Source: National Interagency Fire Center