Root Cause Analysis: Reduce the Risk of Future Accidents Using OSHA’s Incident Investigation Process

You spend your time focused on safety, but do your employees believe that you care about their safety? They might not, due to common and unseen failings in your incident and audit management practices. These failings typically stem from flaws in root cause analysis. For instance, many of us focus on myths about "unsafe behaviors," "human factors," and other one-time factors as the causes of safety failures, while overlooking the true recurring, and systemic issues undermining our programs. They might also fail to use the root cause analysis process as often as they should, including not only incident investigations but also audit and inspection findings or any other activities that identify risk. 

As a result, we may often leave risks unidentified and unaddressed, and find that our safety performance suffers as a result. 

This webinar will help you improve your root cause analysis. When you attend this presentation, you’ll learn: 

  • How a good root cause investigation can build employee support and “buy in” for safety initiatives and improve your EHS culture 
  • Key “why” questions that are fundamental to both approaches for determining root cause, and how to incorporate the questions into your process to achieve the maximum benefit and uncover critical causal factors that should be addressed to avoid future similar incidents and accidents 
  • How to use the results and findings of your accident investigation processes to the maximum benefit especially for establishing and completing corrective actions (CA) to avoid incidents and accidents in the future.

Bring your root cause analysis to the next level!


About the Presenter: Phil Molé

Before joining VelocityEHS, Phil served as Global EHS Coordinator for John Crane Inc., as a Senior Environmental Consultant for Gaia Tech, and Project Manager for Mostardi Platt Environmental. He has a B.S. in Chemistry and a Masters of Public Health. He was a NIOSH traineeship recipient (1995-1997) and is a member of ASSE and NAEM. His certifications include OSHA 30-hour training (2012), and ISO/OHSAS Internal Auditor Training (2012).