Incident Investigation Policy
It is the policy of Rohde & Liesenfeld to have all incidents that result in injury or damage, workplace injury, workplace illness, near miss or that could have the potential to result in injury or damage reported, documented and thoroughly investigation in a prompt timely manner. This Includes incidents and near misses involving direct hire and subcontractor personnel. The purpose of such investigations shall be to document the root and underlying causes, so that appropriate action can be identified and implemented to prevent recurrences. Incidents owned by subcontractors will have a joint team Investigations with subcontractor supervision and HSE and Rohde & Liesenfeld Supervision and HSE.
Minor incidents and near misses should be viewed as opportunities to make improvements to Rohde & Liesenfeld’s overall safety process. Employees shall be encouraged report all incidents and near misses so that corrective action can be taken.
Investigation are conducted with the goal of solving problem and reducing the likelihood of recurrence and are not designed to affix blame. If incidents are not reported and investigated, nothing is learned and corrective action cannot be implemented, leaving potential for future injury or loss.
All incidents and injuries, regardless of how slight, must be immediately reported to management to ensure adequate follow up of events.
Upon an incident occurring, the incident must be reported immediately to supervisor or designate. A report must be completed and submitted to management using the incident investigation report within 48 hours of incident occurrence.
As per OH&S Act:Serious injuries and accidents18(1) If an injury or accident described in subsection (2) occurs at a work site, the prime contractor or, if there is no prime contractor, the contractor or employer responsible for that work site shall notify a Director of Inspection of the time, place and nature of the injury or accident as soon as possible.
Notification to the local police if a vehicle collision results in: Personal injury, If one or more vehicle is not drivable, If the total damage to all the vehicle and property appears to be more than $2000.00, and If anyone involved does not have proper documentation such as a valid drivers’ license, registration or insurance
Upon an incident occurring, an incident investigation is to be completed using the incident investigation form.
Determine costs – It is important to determine the total cost of an incident. The cost reflects the financial burden put on the company and helps aid in management in determining which corrective recommendations will be implemented and in which order.
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