Incident investigation

“The investigation of an incident on a purpose to learn from an incident, usually conducted by someone experienced in accident causation, experienced in investigative techniques, fully knowledgeable of the work processes, procedures, persons, and industrial relations environment of a particular situation. When accidents are investigated, the emphasis should be concentrated on finding the root cause of the accident rather than the investigation procedure itself so you can prevent it from happening again.”

Reference: Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, OSH Answers, Health & Safety Programs http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/investig.html