Does your company have a written accident investigation plan – one that has been clearly shared with your employees?  If not, please don’t wait until after you need it to establish a policy.

The policy should outline:

  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why

Perhaps the most important part of this plan is to determine why the accident happened.  Also, don’t forget to include investigation of those “near misses.”  These latter investi-gations could lead to the very best preventative measures.

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