Accident Investigation and Prevention


Keith Warwick, PE earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California at Davis. He became a California Professional Engineer in 1983 and has also held PEs in Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and New York. He has 34 years of civil, environmental and safety engineering experience. He is a professor at Yuba College in Marysville California and has experience teaching engineering, safety, and related subjects.

Mr. Warwick has conducted several hundred construction, environmental and safety walk-throughs and audits. He is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s, “California’s Highway 99: Modesto to Bakersfield”.

This class will help the student to identify possible accidents, through a Job Hazard Analysis and develop steps to prevent them. Prevention of accidents will prevent death, human suffering, work stoppages, fines, and bankruptcy.

An accident is defined as "an undesired, unplanned event resulting in physical injury or damage to property". A near miss is defined as "an event that doesn’t result in injury or damage but has the potential to do so".

Investigating the cause of accidents and/or near misses is one tool in a comprehensive accident-prevention program. If an effective accident investigation is conducted, lessons can be learned and similar incidents can be avoided in the future.

The basic elements of an effective accident-investigation program include:

  1. Immediately report all accidents and near misses to the company
  2. Having an effective accident-reporting form
  3. Assigning responsibilities for conducting the accident investigation and reporting the findings to the company
  4. Determining root cause(s)
  5. Identifying corrective actions and ensuring they are completed

Learning Objectives

  • How to Develop a Safety Program OSHA Implementation
  • Training
  • Environmental Inspections
  • Safety Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Cost Estimates
  • Fines
  • Accident Prevention
  • Job Hazard Analysis

Who Should Attend

  • Owners
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • $149.00