An inspector and an employee discussing a close call at the workplace.

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident,...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 3): Writing The Mishap Report

In the first two parts of our Accident Investigation Series, we talked about interviewing witnesses and determining the true cause of a mishap. Now its time to write the...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 2): Interviewing Witnesses

Employers and supervisors wear quite a few hats, including investigating a workplace accident and interviewing witnesses. We talked about What “Caused” This Mishap? in Part 1 of the Accident...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 5): Recommendations & Follow Up

Recommending a corrective action to help prevent an incident is an essential part of an accident investigation and a major reason we investigate. In Part 1 of our Accident Investigation...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 4): Unsafe Act vs. Unsafe Condition

The first three installments of our workplace Accident Investigation Series covered why employers need to investigate, how to investigate, and how to write the mishap report. During the investigation...

Accident Investigation Series (Part 1): What “Caused” This Mishap?

Supervisors wear many hats, including being an impartial accident investigator and hearing, “Joey backed the forklift off the loading dock and is in the hospital…can you do the injury...