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Wednesday, September 10 • 8:00am - 12:10pm
8:00 am - 12:10 pm W008 Six Steps to Effective Employee Accident Investigation (Advanced)

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Topic Overview:

Healthcare facilities are potentially dangerous work environments and, while proper training, engineering controls and administrative precautions can help to effectively manage risk, employee accidents can and do happen. Accidents are inevitable in today’s healthcare workplace. Even with the best loss control program, employees still can be hurried or distracted. Employee accidents, while unfortunate, present an opportunity to improve the performance of a healthcare facility’s safety program. Properly conducted accident investigations provide solutions to many workplace hazards. The purpose of this session is to instruct participants in a simple methodology for determining the root cause of workplace accidents.  Participants will be able to utilize a six-step process for an effective employee accident investigation program that will help to identify root causes, prescribe appropriate corrective measures and implement performance metrics to ensure a safer workplace. By learning the basic elements of an accident investigation, attendees will understand investigation strategy, witness questioning, evidence gathering, critical decision points, and effective, legal documentation.



  1. Identify components for an effective employee accident investigation program. 
  2. Define the components of an effective facility safety program.
  1. Illustrate use of root cause analysis to conduct thorough investigation of employee accidents.

Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:00am - 12:10pm
Napoleon Ballroom A3 3/F

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