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Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control

Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control

Jeffrey W. Vincoli

ISBN: 978-0-471-28630-1

Aug 1994

256 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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When an industrial accident occurs, who gets the job of investigation and loss control? In most businesses, it's managers and line supervisors, whether or not they have any idea how to proceed. Now, there's a ready-to-use guide to organizing and conducting accident investigations: Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control The most important objective in accident investigation is not to establish blame, but to reveal cause and prevent recurrence. Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control uses a cause-and-prevention approach to help you start with the most productive strategy, and finish with the most usable results. Case studies are included to present real-world applications of the principles and techniques of modern accident investigation. This vital resource gives you a brief grounding in the principles of accident investigation, plus how-to instructions for every step of the job:
* Initial response and public relations
* Choosing investigators
* Interviewing witnesses
* Documenting the scene
The book shows you all the tools and techniques of the trade, with full chapters on:
* Assembling an accident investigation kit
* Making the best use of photography
* Collecting written evidence
* Fault tree analysis
* Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT)
There's even a sample accident investigation checklist, readily adaptable to all businesses. If you're responsible for reporting what happened, why it happened, and how to keep it from happening again, then you need Basic Guide to Accident Investigation and Loss Control. About the Wiley Basic Guide Series The Wiley Basic Guide Series focuses on topics of interest to today's safety and health professionals. These manuals promote a quick and easy familiarity with certain subject areas that may be outside the professional's main field but are required knowledge on the job.

Principles of Investigation and Loss Control.

Responsibilities in the Investigation Process.

Investigation Planning and Preparation.

Accident Response Actions.

The Human Element.


The Accident Investigation Kit.

Photography in Accident Investigation.

Collection and Examination of Records.

Maps, Sketches, and Drawings.

System Safety Applications.