Incident Investigation

Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of them. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar, or perhaps more disastrous, accident may be prevented. It is important to conduct accident investigations with prevention in mind.

Accident Investigation Kit

You can easily make your own accident investigation kit. Using the kit can make all the difference in getting the information you need. Consider using the following items in your kit.

  • Accident forms
  • Emergency Instructions
  • Witness cards
  • Emergency contact number of company management
  • Disposable camera
  • Graph paper
  • Tape measure
  • Warning Tape
  • Pencil
  • Prepaid express service envelope for sending the information to the home office

Additional Information

Accident Investigation: Management Commitment and Involvement
Conducting an Investigation