Project Safety



Accident/Incident Investigation

Section 28 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Nova Scotia requires: "a system for the prompt investigation of hazardous occurrences to determine their causes and the actions needed to prevent recurrences;"

This half day course is designed to help Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Members and/or supervisors learn how to conduct an effective investigation. The emphasis is on analysis and effective reporting.

Accident - an undesired event or sequence of events causing injury, ill health or property damage.

Incident - an unplanned, or undesired event that hinders completion of a task and may cause injury or other damage.

Near Miss - near misses describe incidents where, given a slight change in circumstances, injury, ill health or damage could have occurred.