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d. Add lighting if necessary, to protect the area.
e. If the site cannot be investigated right away, appoint a security
person to ensure the site remains undisturbed. Maintain a log of
anyone coming and going into the site.
2. Appoint an investigator to represent your company.
a. This person is usually the safety manager but can be someone else or
a consultant hired or brought in as an independent third party who
has experience doing onsite investigations.
3. Make a record of all people who were near the site at the time of
a. Obtain names and contact information from them for future follow
up if they cannot be interviewed and obtain a written statement on
site. It is best to get a statement from everyone who was at the scene
of the injury as soon as possible to get as accurate information as
possible while it is fresh in their minds.
b. It is best to have the witness write out their statement freeform
and then fill in needed information by asking questions after and
recording the answers on the statement. Have the witness sign the
statement and initial any other pages. Ask questions about any
conversations the injured worker may have had about not feeling
well, if they had ongoing problems in the injured area, injured that
area before, etc. Do not be shy to ask questions if you suspect the
claimant may have deliberately injured themselves, or if they had
been talking about not getting vacation time or time off for some
event, family or otherwise, was looking for an early layoff, or just
heard that layoffs were coming and thought this might pay better
than getting laid off. If this witness has not directly heard about
something like this but had from a third party, you can record that in
4. Detailed site investigation.
a. When you have any equipment involved, no matter what kind, do
not think that people who are reading your report from the WCB,
other insurance providers, health care providers or others not
directly related to your industry will know what you are necessarily
talking about when you mention either protective equipment
It is far easier to conduct an
investigation while the scene
and information is fresh in
everyone’s memory than to
try and piece it together a
month, year or decade later.
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