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Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Accident Investigations



Incident Investigation Procedures

The supervisor at the activity or location where the accident occurred is responsible for performing an acident investigation.  Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and the University Police Department are available to assist with investigations as requested.  Investigate all incidents, accidents, injuries and occupational diseases using the following investigation procedures:

  • Implement temorary control measures to prevent any further injuries to employees.
  • Review the equipment, operations, and processes to gain an understanding of the accident situation.
    • Nearly all workplace injuries occur due to a combination of an unsafe act in the presence of an unsafe condition.  For example, a slick, wet road after a summer dowpour is a condition.  Driving too fast under this condition is an example of an unsafe act.  Identifying both the unsafe act and the unsafe condition can prevent similar incidents in the future.
  • Identify and interview each witness and any other person who might provide clues to the cause of the incident.
  • Provide recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
  • Complete the form for workplace injuries to employees, or
  • Complete the form for injuries to students, visitors, and non-work related incidents.

Mail completed report via e-mail to EH&S.

Call 239-590-1414239-590-1414 with any questions.