Workplace Investigations Training
Online Course

Workplace Investigations Training
Online Course

Incidents and near-misses are unfortunately part of many workplaces. But, if these are used as teaching moments, these can be used to improve the safety of any workspace for any worker. The goal of a workplace investigation is not to blame an individual, but to decipher why an incident occurred and how it can be prevented from re-occurring. Investigations may seem like a daunting task at first, but having a sound investigation plan in place will help you and your organization build a better, and safer, workplace. This online course walks you through the investigation process while using scenarios built upon common workplace incidents.

This course is presented in six chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The Importance of Workplace Investigations
  • Chapter 2: Defining Incidents
  • Chapter 3: Procedures, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Chapter 4: The Investigation Plan
  • Chapter 5: Finding Direct and Indirect Causes
  • Chapter 6: Reporting an Incident

Workplace Investigations Training

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a workplace investigation
  • Identify what constitutes an incident, near-miss, and potentially serious incident (PSI)
  • Recognize the difference between direct and indirect causes
  • Describe a typical investigation procedure
  • Understand how to report the findings of a workplace investigation

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 80 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.