Accident Investigations

What are the recommended steps to take in an accident investigation?
– Director of Nursing, Healthcare Facility

Logically speaking, you want to understand from as many perspectives exactly what happened. How you go about this and what you ask can be dictated by many factors. For example, aside from your own concerns about OSHA and office safety, you most likely have an obligation to cover certain areas as directed by your Worker’s Compensation carrier. Then you may have an issue that would involve your company’s liability insurance, meaning that carrier has questions. With all these factors in mind it’s wise to check and see who needs what info, before moving into the phase of investigation.