Investigating Employee Incidents

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in 2015 more than a dozen workers died every day in American workplaces (BLS, 2016a). What’s more, within the same year, more than 1 million Americans suffered serious workplace injury (BLS, 2016b). Some of us have seen reality shows that feature difficult jobs, such as mining, construction, and manufacturing that are obviously going to involve hazardous conditions from time to time. But consider this for a moment: According to the BLS, the overall rate of incident or injury is higher in U.S. healthcare organizations than in mining, construction, or manufacturing (BLS, 2016a). Why do you suppose that is true? In this course, you will take a closer look at the story behind the statistics. The key to reducing incidents and injuries in your organization is to prevent incidents from happening. To prevent incidents, you must understand what causes them. The investigation of every incident reveals the ways the incident could have been prevented. The application of this information to the workplace allows you to prevent future incidents. This course will also help you to understand the significant role you play in incident investigation and, ultimately, prevention.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in 2015 more than a dozen workers died every day in American workplaces (BLS, 2016a). What’s more, within the same year, more than 1 million Americans suffered serious workplace injury (BLS, 2016b). Some of us have seen reality shows that feature difficult jobs, such as mining, construction, and manufacturing that are obviously going to involve hazardous conditions from time to time. But consider this for a moment: According to the BLS, the overall rate of incident or injury is higher in U.S. healthcare organizations than in mining, construction, or manufacturing (BLS, 2016a). Why do you suppose that is true? In this course, you will take a closer look at the story behind the statistics. The key to reducing incidents and injuries in your organization is to prevent incidents from happening. To prevent incidents, you must understand what causes them. The investigation of every incident reveals the ways the incident could have been prevented. The application of this information to the workplace allows you to prevent future incidents. This course will also help you to understand the significant role you play in incident investigation and, ultimately, prevention.

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