ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION……. It starts with YOU!!!. FIRST AND FOREMOST, PERSONAL SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT. IF MEDICAL AID IS NEEDED BY YOU OR ANOTHER INVOLVED PARTY, THAT IS PRIORITY OVER EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!. WHAT IS AN ACCIDENT????. ANYTHING THAT RESULTS IN…. Any sort of injury to ANYONE! - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Text of ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION……
It starts with YOU!!!
Any sort of injury to ANYONE!~ OR ~Any property damage,
regardless of who the property belongs to!
To determine the root causeTo take corrective action to prevent
it from happening againTo save potential dollars in lawsuits,
insurance claims etcTo remain in compliance with DOT recordkeeping
WHO? All parties involved. Including damaged property owners.
~Make sure you get contact information~WHAT? What happened? Just
the facts here, not opinions. WHEN? What time did the incident
occur?WHERE? Where did the incident occur? Be as specific as
And now the WHY? This is where you dig for a root cause. This is
not where you share your opinion about the other driver.
All accidents / incidents have a root cause. The root cause is
the underlying events or circumstances that lead to the final
Its like a little kid asking why to everything you say.
A root cause is not determined by someones opinion or past
A root cause cannot be listed as the reason this accident
occurred is because that moron doesnt know how to drive and ran
into my truck
A root cause CAN be listed as the other driver stated that his
right front tire was severely worn causing it to blow out which
resulted in a loss of control of his vehicle
Most times, a root cause is not determined at the time of the
incident. Just as a detective does, once all the FACTS are
gathered, they are reviewed by the investigating person(s). A key
player in determination of a root cause can be photos. Pictures
capture the scene as it was, along with ALL the details that may
otherwise be forgot.
100 feet50 feet10 feet
Skid marksAll vehicles involvedDamage to all vehicles and
propertyTraffic signs/signals/flowNearby businesses
/addressesDebris scattered on roadwayRoad conditionsANYTHING AND
All Plant Managers and Area Managers should know by now what
forms to use and where to find them. Most of the information on the
reporting form can be filled out by a direct manager. Many areas of
the form have pre-loaded information so its as easy as point and
click!Reports should be submitted to the safety department ASAP so
they can be reviewed and submitted to Titan America within 24