Incident Investigation On The Workplace

1715 Words Jun 18th, 2015 7 Pages
As we strive for continuous improvement in our day to day activities we must take a closer look at all incidents and “Near Misses” that occur on our projects and in the workplace. By working to better understand these events, encouraging our work force to discuss these events and sharing our experience companywide we will move one step closer to realizing our goal of “Zero Injury”.
Incident Investigation

Incident investigation must be a systematic procedure of objectively identifying the contributing causes that lead to the incident. This is done by repeatedly asking (yourself, witnesses or others) “Why did this happen?” Often times the line of questioning will take several paths (Contributing factors). Follow each “Why” question
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Root Cause is the most basic cause(s) that reasonably can be identified that management has control to fix and, when fixed, will prevent (or significantly reduce the likelihood or consequence of) recurrence.

Serious Injury is a personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, serious fracture, permanent loss of use of a body organ, member, function or system.

SIF: Acronym used to identify incidents or events with potential for or actual Serious Injury or Fatality.

Injury Reporting

All employees and subcontract employee must report any injury, incident or hazard as soon as possible to their direct supervisor. Once an injury or accident is reported supervisory employees should follow the guidelines as outlined in Post Incident Procedures.

All Life threatening injuries are to be reported to the Pankow project management team immediately. The procedures, as outlined in the Crisis Management Plan, for the 1st hour response shall be implemented. Once the immediate danger to life and health is abated and injured personnel have been treated follow the guidelines as outlined in Post Incident Procedures.

Failure to report injury, damage to property or disruption of services is unacceptable, contrary to Pankow’s Core Values and may result in disciplinary actions.

Near Miss Reporting

“Near Miss” reporting is critical to our goal of “Continuous Improvement”. By reporting “Near Misses” we are
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