Despite your best efforts, you can’t always prevent workplace incidents. However, Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners investigate work incidents to try to prevent them from happening again.

In this course, you will learn how to investigate workplace incidents. You will be introduced to investigation concepts, what causes incidents, and what factors contribute to them. You will be shown effective techniques for gathering evidence and dealing with workers involved in what’s often a traumatic situation. An outline of the investigation process will help prepare you to collect and analyze data, and to write reports and follow up.


You Will Learn How To

  • Summarize the basic concepts of accidents, incidents, and investigations
  • Categorize types of incidents, their causes, and key facts about them
  • Identify contributing factors to incidents
  • Describe how to prepare for an investigation
  • Explain the investigation process
  • Discuss the process of writing the incident report and following up

You Will Learn By

  • Completing the online lessons, which include text, images, interactive activities, and instructional videos
  • Reading textbook chapters and other materials
  • Taking Lesson Quizzes
  • Submitting the Lesson Assignment
  • Taking the Final Quiz

To learn more, take a look at the syllabus for this course.

UNBC course instructors bring expertise from sectors such as mining, forestry and facilities.  They are keen teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with employees and employers alike.

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