Online courses

This online program teaches you the fundamentals for conducting a workplace accident investigation.

Further training can be obtained by attending an Oregon OSHA workshop. Your employer must complete your training about those policies, procedures, and practices that are specific to your workplace.

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Module content

  • Accidents and incidents
  • The rules that cover accidents and incidents
  • The primary tasks for each investigation
  • Laying a good investigation foundation
  • Securing the scene
  • When to report an accident to Oregon OSHA
  • Putting together an investigator's kit
  • Collecting the facts
  • Obtaining initial statements
  • Photographing, videotaping, and sketching the scene
  • Reviewing documents
  • Who you should interview
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Developing the sequence of events
  • Safety systems
  • Cause analysis
  • Injury analysis
  • Event analysis
  • System analysis
  • The 3 types of controls
  • System improvements
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • The accident report form
  • How to complete each section

At the end of each module is a short quiz​​​​​​​


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Continuing Education

This​​ course has been approved for CEUs.
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