Accident Causes, Prevention, and Investigation

Accident Causes, Prevention, and Investigation

Updated Jan 20, 2021

 This lesson highlights how to recognize factors that cause accidents and methods to prevent accidents. In addition, you will understand the process of investigating an accident.

• Explain the difference between an accident and near miss

• Define an unsafe act and an unsafe condition

• Identify factors that can lead to an unsafe act or condition

• Discuss methods used to prevent an accident

• Explain the importance of a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

• Describe the purpose of an accident investigation

• Identify the basic components of an investigation report