It is a requirement at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) that all injuries
and illnesses must be investigated, with worker participation, by qualified BNL
investigative personnel. Investigations of incidents that involve occupational
injury and/or occupational illness are conducted using a graded approach that
takes into account the severity and consequences of the incident, as well as the
potential value in lessons learned. Prompt and complete investigation of incidents
and accidents are keys to identifying the causes and establishing effective
corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
Application of Graded Approach (Examples) provides guidance in applying a graded approach to injury/illness incident analyses.
First Aid - 10 CFR 1904 Definition describes the OSHA definition of a First Aid case.
Guidelines for the Development of Corrective Actions provides information to ensure corrective actions are “SMART” (i.e., specific, measureable, accountable, reasonable, and timely).
HPI ISM Error Precursor Evaluation Form can be used to help develop HPI and ISM issues for your analysis.
Incident Bulletin (Example) provides a sample of an Incident Bulletin.
Injured Worker's Statement provides the form to be completed by the injured worker.
Injury-Illness Analysis Report Form provides the form used to guide the process and serve as the final report.
Injury/Illness Investigation Tool provides a tool to assist the investigator and guide the investigation thought process, and includes information related to: walking and working areas/surfaces, tool/machine or equipment interface, vehicle incidents, worker feedback, and causal factor categories.
Injury/Illness Notification & Analysis Flowchart presents the overall injury/illness notification and analysis process.
Interviewing Witnesses provides guidance on how to conduct an interview.
List of Potential Causes presents potential causes for consideration by the team including those related to design/engineering, human performance, management, equipment, training, communication, etc...
Occupational Injury Classification Form can be used by the OSHA Recordkeeper to aid in injury classification. This is an internal document.
Potential for Litigation provides a list of indications that the incident or injury may wind up in litigation. Litigation indicates that there may be negative consequences to the Laboratory as a result of what may be uncovered during the process.
Suggested Response Items provides a list of items that may be useful during the investigation.
Witness Form provides a form to be used when interviewing a witness to the incident.
Why Causal Analysis Worksheet provides a form to document the Why Causal analysis.
Last Modified: March 16, 2012