Accident/incident analysis

Accident investigations 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.

Accident/Incident analysis: a step-by-step approach that simplifies the analysis process

Learn to complete each step of the accident/incident analysis process

Supporting materials | ACTION form: a step-by-step approach to accident analysis (español) [PDF]

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Oregon OSHA

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

Action form |  Step-by-step approach to accident analysis [español] [PDF] 
Incident form | A systems-based approach to accident analysis [español] [Fillable form] [Word document]

Accident investigation (OSHA) 
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.

Accident investigation (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
A general guide for supervisors and safety committee members

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.

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Accident/Incident analysis: a step-by-step approach that simplifies the analysis process

SAIF’s ACTION form is a step-by-step approach to accident/incident analysis. This entertaining video walks you through the completion of each step and demonstrates why accident/incident analysis is so important to your company (2012).

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  • Accident investigation | MGMTSAFE-03
    13 minutes | "Accident investigation" shows employees steps in an accident investig … Read more
  • Incident reporting: you can save a life | MGMTSAFE-05
    16 minutes | It takes only a few words to keep an incident from becoming an acciden … Read more