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Incident Investigation: A Root Causes Analysis

June 20 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Course Overview

Part of the Supervisor Safety Certificate, and the Advanced Safety Certificate

A systematic approach to incident investigation, identification of causal factors, and implementation of corrective actions is essential to managing an effective safety and health program. This seminar will help you determine the factors that cause preventable incidents and recommend effective corrective actions. Students will participate in mock accident exercises. This class examines accident (incident) investigation and analysis as a means to improve safety performance, preventing injuries, property damage and financial losses. To have an effective safety program, you must identify and control hazards, and investigate accidents to determine the causes in order to prevent recurrence. Learn how in this session.

Key Topics/Goals/Objectives

Accident Investigation

  • Definition of an accident
  • Direct and indirect costs of accidents
  • Supervisor’s role in accident investigation
  • Investigative process and procedures
  • Deficiencies in the management system
  • Why accidents may not get reported/human relation issues affecting accident reporting

Investigative Procedures

  • Securing the scene
  • Utilize witness interviewing techniques
  • Identifying the facts and analyzing the multiple causal factors
  • Root cause analysis
  • Data to include investigation reports
  • Selecting and implementing corrective action
  • Post action: hazard control measures and follow-up

How You Will Benefit

Attendees will leave this course with the in-depth knowledge necessary for accurate OSHA recordkeeping. Receive the critical information you need to improve worker safety and stay in complete compliance with OSHA regulations.

Who Should Attend

All levels of management, safety practitioners, safety committee members, and individuals responsible for investigating accidents (incidents). Supervisors, lead personnel, foremen and others who are involved in accident prevention in business, industry, government, schools and other organizations.

Why You Should Attend

This class examines accident (incident) investigation and analysis as a means of preventing injuries, property damage and financial losses. Coursework focuses on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective accident data used to arrive at true root causes and determine corrective action. Participants will learn a step-by-step investigation procedure for analyzing all possible root causes.

Supervisor Safety Certificate Components

Earn the Supervisor Safety Certificate by completing the following programs within 3 years.

  • Incident Investigation: A Root Cause Analysis
  • Safety Communication & Training Techniques
  • Safety & Health Fundamentals for Supervisors


Chevon Cook, Safety Manager, Wisconsin Safety Council


Regular Price: $450
Discounted Member: $350
Course materials included.


8:15-8:30 registration
8:30-4:30 Program
12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own (Check out the great restaurants in downtown Madison). WSC training center will include i-Pads for you to place your luncheon order.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attend this course and earn .65 CEUs from the Wisconsin Safety Council.

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June 20
8:15 am - 4:30 pm
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501 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703 United States
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