Resource Review: Basic Accident Investigation (ESH 0806)

This online training was developed for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) employees who perform accident investigations at their site. This course was designed for someone new to the accident investigations as well as those experienced in accident investigations. At the end of the course, the person should be able to:
  • State the difference between an accident and an incident
  • List the characteristics of an effective accident investigation program
  • Describe the six-step process for conducting an accident investigation
  • State the difference between an unsafe act and an unsafe condition

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Resource Details


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



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Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

Content Elements

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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The following topical areas are included:

  • Six step investigation process
  • Collecting facts
  • Sequence of events
  • Determining causes
  • Developing recommendations
  • Writing the report
  • Putting it together


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