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Accident and incident analysis

Accident analyses determine how and why safety failures occur. Browse these resources for valuable tools to help you analyze accidents and help prevent them from happening again.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about accident/incident analysis. Start here:

Online Trainings

Accident/incident analysis: Getting to the root of the problem

Learn a simple six-step process for getting to the root cause of workplace accidents and incidents. We call it taking ACTION.

8 minutes


Action form

Step-by-step approach to accident analysis [PDF Fillable form]
[Spanish form] | [Word document form] [Spanish word document form]

Incident form

A systems-based approach to accident analysis [Fillable form]
[Spanish form]  [Word document form]

Event analysis form [Word document form]
Continuous improvement through analyzing injuries, accidents, and near misses. It is a systems-based approach that incorporates human and organizational performance and Total Worker Health®

Incident investigation (OSHA) [Fact sheet]
Visit OSHA's website for a variety of information and fact sheet on safety programs, accident statistics, conducting accident investigations, and complying with federal standards.

Fatality investigation reports (OR-FACE)
OR-FACE is a NIOSH sponsored program designed to help prevent occupational fatalities through surveillance, targeted investigation, assessment, and outreach associated with traumatic work-related deaths in Oregon.