How to Conduct Legally Sound Accident Investigations

Duration: 60 minutes

When an accident occurs in the workplace, it’s typically HR managers or safety supervisors that are tasked with investigating. Unfortunately, managers that have not been specifically trained in formal incident investigations often make preventable mistakes that come back to haunt them in court. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

A cursory understanding of OSHA regulations and reporting is not enough. When the time comes to conduct a real-world accident investigation, you need to know exactly what to do ahead of time. Without a plan, mistakes will happen, and the legal consequences can be disastrous—for both the individual at fault and for the organization.

The most common blunders: Including unnecessary information in reports, mishandling evidence, saying the wrong things during interviews, failing to maintain confidentiality or improperly documenting conclusions. All of these fumbles play directly into plaintiffs’ lawyers’ hands.

Be prepared. This 60-minute course will show you precisely how to conduct bulletproof investigations that will reduce the likelihood of lawsuits and, if you do get sued, will protect you in court.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn:

  • How to handle evidence properly
  • Specific words and phrases you should (and shouldn't) use during investigations
  • The "Gotcha's" that lead to lawsuits
  • How to handle citations and violations
  • Key regulatory considerations regarding OSHA, worker's compensation, and other relevant laws
  • How to control emotional distress and sustain employee morale
  • How to manage contractor liabilities and avoid tort litigation

                                          ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                                          Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CSMP is nationally recognized as a leading authority on conducting legally sound accident investigations. She has led hundreds of accident investigations and developed a model emergency plan for a national organization. Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing monthly columns in "Professional Safety" and "Compliance." She also co-authored several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering". Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

                                          Certification

                                          This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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