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Oregon OSHA’s accident investigation requirements apply to all Oregon workplaces. If you have an employee who loses time from work due to an on-the-job injury or illness, you must determine what caused the injury or illness and act to prevent it from happening again. If your workplace has a safety committee, the safety committee must recommend how to prevent similar events from occurring.

Read Oregon OSHA’s appropriately titled, How to conduct an accident investigation, for more information on what you should do. You can use a form such as this accident investigation form or this accident investigation form to document the investigation.

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The Accident Investigation online course teaches you the fundamentals for conducting a workplace accident investigation.

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