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Approximately 120 pages
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Canadian Labour Reporter Special Report: Accident/Incident Investigation in the Workplace, Second Edition + CD
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Every year in Canada nearly one-third of a million workers are injured on the job. For workers and their families, these work-related accidents involve unnecessary pain and suffering. For employers, they involve millions of dollars of unnecessary losses resulting from lost time, machine down time and compromised product quality, as well as decreased employee morale and prosecutions under the law. This Special Report presents a prevention-oriented and practical approach to accident and incident investigation and is designed to give employers a concise guide to the legalities and best practices around accident investigation in the workplace. Incidents include those that have the potential to cause injury, as well as those that result in actual injury. Practical tools are presented throughout to help train staff and ensure that a sound accident investigation process is in place and is executed properly. This book will help you develop first-rate accident investigation skills and help your employees understand how their cooperation can prevent future accidents from occurring. New updates for the second edition include:
  • Extensively updated and supplemented content – particularly with respect to the new paradigm surrounding incident investigation (as opposed to pure accident investigation). This reflects the nature and purpose of the forthcoming CSA Standard on Incident Investigation and Prevention. The author is a member of the CSA Technical Committee for this Standard.
  • Updates to reflect the role of accident/incident investigation in occupational health and safety management systems.
  • An increased focus on prevention of accidents and incidents in the workplace.
  • New training resources designed to be used and implemented by practitioners in their own organizations.
  • Content that has been reorganized to make for easier reading, referencing and understanding.
  • Diagrams that have been updated and new ones added to facilitate understanding and usefulness for training purposes.
The book includes the following chapters: • About the Law and Incident Investigations • A Framework for Effective Investigations in the Workplace • Incident Investigation Program Elements • A Process for Effective Incident Investigation • Training Resources • Appendix: References
About the Author

Dilys Robertson is an Ontario-based occupational health and safety consultant and writer. She was the Principal Editor of Thomson Reuters online safety information source - Safety Source® - from 2007 to 2012. She ran the Canadian National Work Injury Statistics Program for the AWCBC for ten years and was Editor of a newsletter for joint health and safety committees for almost 10 years. She has extensive experience in workplace health and safety legal compliance, safety training delivery and design (including computer-based training) and working with joint safety committees. She has developed computer-based training on accident investigation for the CSA and an electronic companion for the CSA standard on occupational health and safety management systems. Her work as an independent consultant in the field of workplace health and safety spans 25 years in both Manitoba and Ontario. Prior to that she worked in the United Kingdom where she was a member of the Industrial Tribunal Panel for England and Wales. She taught workplace health and safety programs at the University of Manitoba for 10 years and sits on several Canadian Standards Association Technical Committees. She is a prolific writer in the field of OH&S. Her publications include: ABCs of OH&S, Ontario (a Dictionary of Legal Compliance), JHS Committees: The Road to Excellence, Training Kit, OH&S Compliance Toolkit, the electronic Health & Safety Audit Toolkit and numerous articles, and she was a contributor to the most recent ILO Encyclopedia.