Accident Investigation

  • Safety Accident Investigation Procedures

    Purpose


    Accident prevention and control of hazards is the result of a well-designed and executed safety and health program. One of the keys to a successful program includes unbiased, prompt and accurate accident investigations. The basic purpose of these investigations is to determine measures that can be taken to prevent similar accidents from reoccurring.

    Policy


    It is the policy of the El Paso Independent School District that investigations of work related accidents and injuries are to be conducted in a professional manner to identify probable causes. The investigation is used to develop specific corrective actions for the prevention of accidents. Investigations of all lost time accidents should be performed within forty-eight (48) hours. Other accidents, as well as those that only require medical treatment, should be investigated at the discretion of the on-site Safety Team.