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Accident Investigation

Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of them. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar, or perhaps more disastrous, accident may be prevented. It is important to conduct accident investigations with prevention in mind.

The following questions link to information relevant to accident investigation in the workplace.

OSHA Standards What OSHA standards apply?
Standards | Preambles to Final Rules | Directives | Standard Interpretations
Conducting Accident Investigations How do you conduct accident investigations?
Safety Program What is the role of accident investigation in a safety program?
Example Programs | General Resources
Accident Statistics Where can I find summarized accident statistics?
Additional Information What additional information is available?

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