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Mine Accident Investigation and Report Writing Event Description

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Mine Accident Investigation and Report Writing

Short Course

August 16 thru August 25, 2011
National Mine Health and Safety Academy
1301 Airport Road
Beaver, West Virginia, USA

This course is for coal, metal/nonmetal, technical support, EPD, and other MSHA individuals involved in accident investigation. Other interested individuals should contact the Technical Coordinator. The course reviews basic guidelines, procedures, and techniques used to investigate and report on accidents and other incidents involving health and safety in the mining industry. Classroom activities and discussions cover reasons for accident investigations, the investigative process, data collection, accident reconstruction, proper analysis for corrective actions, and completion of investigative reports following relevant MSHA guidelines and policies. At the conclusion of the class, in a practical exercise, students will conduct a simulated accident investigation and prepare a report. Students should bring their laptop computers.

Contents:

  • Overview of Accident Investigation
  • Pre-Investigation Activities
  • Dealing with Family Members
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Photography/Sketching
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Data Collection and Evaluation
  • Developing Conclusions and Corrective Actions
  • Report Writing
  • TapRooT®
  • Please note: Information on this course is on page 30 of the following course catalogue link -- Courses for MSHA and the Mining Industry


    Contact Information

    Cheryl Stevens
    National Mine Health and Safety Academy
    Department of Instructional Services
    1301 Airport Road
    Beaver, West Virginia
    USA  25813-9426

    Phone: (304) 256-3252
    Fax: (304) 256-3251
    E-Mail: stevens.cheryl@dol.gov

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