Safety professionals are frequently called upon to conduct incident investigations when there is a loss in an organization. This session will introduce attendees to best practices in conducting an investigation that will identify causes of incidents in order to develop measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring again.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn to:
· Understand the sources of error, with an emphasis on examining the system and not just the worker
· Protect the investigation process to ensure that the information gathered will not be used by its adversaries.
· Take steps to mitigate risks posed by the investigation to limit exposure to OSHA and potential third-party civil lawsuits.
· Learn how information should be collected and shared, and guidelines for protecting the investigation through an “attorney work product privilege” arrangement.
Employees are exposed to a variety of hazards in the workplaces they access on a daily basis. In many cases, employees are visiting a workplace as a third party consultant, vendor, or subcontractor. Because they are a third party, the workplace they visit may be unfamiliar to them, and depending on the phase of construction the hazards will be different every time they visit a project. For these reasons, it is important that these professionals have good situational awareness and understand the hazards that they may be exposed to.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn how to
· Plan ahead to have the appropriate PPE prior to beginning work in a new area
· Recognize slip and fall hazards
· Understanding facility specific hazards – such as biological, noise, heat, electrical, moving equipment and fall hazards
· Develop a plan to recognize and eliminate or mitigate hazards in the workplace
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (each topic is 2 hours)
Cost: Member: $105 Alliance Member: $105 Non-Member: $135
This session is approved for the Pinnacol Safety Group.