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A practical approach to investigating Ontario workplace accidents, with an emphasis on how to find the root cause - and prevent similar occurrences from happening again.

Accident Investigation in Ontario
Language: English

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Course Details

Course Description

An investigation is an "after the fact" response. It is a process that uncovers hazards or problems that can be eliminated so similar events will not happen in the future.

CCOHS' Accident Investigation in Ontario e-Learning course is an introduction to accident investigation within Ontario workplaces. It presents a practical approach to investigating workplace accidents by emphasizing how to find the root cause(s), conduct an investigation, and make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences from ever happening again.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course also features case studies, review quizzes, "Ask a Question", and access to resources from CCOHS and WSPS. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • What to investigate and why
  • Being prepared (policies/procedures, team, investigation kit)
  • What to do first (providing medical care, dealing with the immediate risk)
  • How to conduct an Ontario Workplace Investigation
    • Secure and evaluate the accident scene
    • Collect evidence and gather facts
    • Interview witnesses
  • Analyze and find the "root cause"
  • Report and Follow Up

Upon completion of this course you will know how to:

  • Be prepared with a policy, team, and investigation kit;
  • Conduct a complete investigation, including how to assess the accident scene, collect evidence and interview witnesses;
  • Conduct an analysis and find the root causes;
  • Report and follow up.

Average time to complete this course is about 50-60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Ontario joint health and safety committee members, managers, supervisors and workers who may be involved in accident investigation
  • Facility managers, human resources managers, senior managers and others with responsibilities for conducting an investigations or implementing changes resulting from an investigation



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.


Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

WSPS Partnership

CCOHS and the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) have partnered to develop online e-courses specific to Ontario workplaces. WSPS offers other training, products and related services. For more information, visit

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.

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