Performing Safety, Accident, and Workers Comp Investigations

Instructor: Teri Morning
Product ID: 703842
  • 1
  • December 2016
  • 10:30 AM PST | 01:30 PM EST
    Duration: 60 Min

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December 01, Thursday 10:30 AM PST | 01:30 PM EST
Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar training discusses how to perform safety investigation what are the Indicators of professional investigations. The Instructor will explain the interplay between OHSA and Workers Compensation. Participants will learn how safety investigations differ from other types of HR related investigations and what are policies, procedures and protocols to have in place.

Why Should You Attend:

An employer has compliance obligations that its investigations are thorough, objective, and professional and an honest attempt to fulfil its obligations to employees to provide a safe place to work. Without a trained investigator performing investigations, such a quality investigation becomes much less likely.

The presence of solid safety investigation protocols also lessens the probably of an accident occurring as unsafe conditions can be discovered before an accident can occur.

In an accident with injury, it may also be necessary to review the validity of workers compensation claim(s). Most businesses are required by law to cover workers’ occupational injuries though insurance or by self-insurance. Such “no fault” insurance comprises a compensation bargain to employees who have sustained occupational injuries. However, sometimes employers have claims such as the circumstances warrant a review from those who run responsible companies.

This webinar will discuss the best practices to conduct a safety investigation at workplace and the interplay between OSHA and Workers Compensation claims.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Why you are required to do investigations in accidents and near miss situations.
  • The interplay between OHSA and Workers Compensation.
  • How safety investigations differ from other types of HR related investigations.
  • How to avoid having to scrutinize Workers Compensation claims.
    • Scrutinizing a Workers Compensation claim.
  • Policies, procedures and protocols to have in place.
  • Indicators of professional investigations.
  • How to take a complaint.
  • What to do if an accident happens.
  • How to interview witnesses.
    • What to do when people will not cooperate.
  • Report writing tips.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Safety Personnel
  • Employee Relations
  • Plant Managers and HR.
  • HR Managers
  • Operational Risk Professionals
  • OSHA Professional
  • Supervisors
Instructor Profile:
Teri Morning

Teri Morning
President and Chief Everything Officer, Teri Morning Enterprises

Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SPHR, SPHR-CA, is the president of her own HR consulting firm and is a partner in a new investigatory software firm, HindsightHR. Ms. Morning has over 15 years’ of human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, finance, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures.

She has consulted with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 10 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses. In addition to an MBA, she has a master's degree in human resource development with a specialization in conflict management. Ms. Morning was certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, is qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner, and is a member of SHRM, holding the dual certification of a SHRM Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CSP) and as a HRCI Certified, Senior Professional in Human Resources – California (SPHR-CA). She recently completed certifications in project management and IT management.

Topic Background:

Most employers care greatly for providing a safe place to work for their employees and sincerely want to discover and rectify unsafe conditions before an accident happens.

In the event of an accident or the near miss of an accident in the workplace, employers are required to perform a thorough, objective, professional investigation. The investigation’s purpose is to discover the reasons for the accident or near miss occurrence, and then rectify the situation so a further accident is avoidable or becomes less likely.


Course "Performing Safety, Accident, and Workers Comp Investigations" has been pre-approved by SHRM as eligible for “1” credits and HRCI as eligible for “1” credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
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