Accident Investigation Procedures

The senior staff member available at the accident scene or the first member notified should complete the appropriate investigation reporting form (accident, incident, near miss). The completed form should be given to the organization's safety committee, which will forward a copy of the report to the safety coordinator for review.

When an employee or volunteer is injured:

  1. Get the person professional medical attention.
  2. Protect others.
  3. Minimize property damage.
  4. Stabilize the situation.
  5. Conduct an investigation.

General guidelines for investigating accidents: