How to Prevent Accidents & Injuries through Root Cause Analysis


April 02, 2019


Sheldon Primus

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

This program has been approved for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours.
The program is pre-approved for 1.5 credit hour under HRCI


Incidents and accidents are often used synonymously when describing a loss event. An incident is a near miss and may include an accident, but an accident involves a loss. Billions of dollars are lost each year due to workplace accidents. Many of them are also related to OSHA violations, in which case the cost can increase significantly by adding the price of an OSHA citation. As an employer, manager or supervisor, you must know how to investigate the root cause of accidents, so that you can protect your company from human and organizational losses, prevent repeat incidents, and minimize legal risks.

Find out how to minimize incidents, worker injuries/illnesses, and OSHA citations in this webinar with industry expert Sheldon Primus. You will learn how incident investigation with a root cause analysis will help prevent accidents and incidents. Primus will show you how to identify accident causation and apply its principles to other behavioral based safety initiatives. You will learn how to identify the tools you need to investigate incidents, understand the difference between an incident and an accident, find out how to evaluate the tools for witness interviews; and know how to conduct a change analysis.

After attending this information-packed session, you will know how to identify accident causation theories, apply the principles to other behavioral based initiatives, explain the basis of the most common root cause, and know which tools to use for investigating incidents. Plus, you’ll be able to promote a positive workplace morale, prevent accidents and injuries, improve management-employee relations, and save lives (and money).

Session Highlights:

  • Differentiate between an incident and an accident
  • Identify accident causation theories
  • Find out the true cost of an accident
  • Conduct an incident investigation
  • Conduct a change analysis
  • Apply the principles of accident causation to other behavioral based safety initiatives
  • Explain the basis of the most common root cause
  • Identify the tools needed to investigate incidents

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human resources
  • CEOs
  • Plant managers
  • Occupational safety professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Front-line supervisors
  • Vice presidents of operation
  • Compliance and safety officers