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Accident Investigation

 

Accidents happen, that’s a fact!¬†

Is your bank prepared to gather and retain information needed for a report?

Here a few investigation tips:

  • Use an unbiased approach during the investigation.
  • Interview witnesses and injured employees at the scene.
  • If possible, conduct a walkthrough of the accident.
  • Conduct interviews in private, one witness at a time.
  • If possible, keep the witnesses separate until after your interview.
  • Obtain signed statements from all involved.
  • Take photos and make sketches of the accident scene.
  • Determine what hazards were present and what unsafe areas contributed to the loss.
  • Ensure hazardous conditions are corrected.
  • Keep a copy of all field notes.

For a full Accident Investigation Toolkit members may click here

Here are a few additional links for more investigation information:

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/products/topics/incidentinvestigation/#worksiteincident

https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0218/pages/8-steps-for-addressing-workplace-injuries.aspx

https://www.safeopedia.com/2/1210/prevention-and-control-of-hazards/injury-prevention/10-critical-steps-you-must-take-when-investigating-and-reporting-accidents

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