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Accident and Incident Investigation for Workplace Health & Safety Representatives

5 Days

This course is an introduction to accident investigation.  The prime objective of accident investigation is prevention – finding the causes of an accident and taking steps to control or eliminate it can help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.  Factors such as work environment, job constraints, and supervisory or worker experience must be all examined to determine what role each may have had in causing the accident.

This course presents a practical approach to investigating workplace accidents by emphasizing how to find the root cause(s), conduct an investigation, and make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences form happening again.  It includes case studies and other examples to illustrate the concepts as well as practical tools such as sample forms and checklists.

We will also look at analysing and resisting Behaviour Based Safety programs which focus on blaming the worker.  Behaviour Based Safety programs weaken hard-won protections and discourage workers from taking a more active role in the union.

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Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223