Safety Management Certification Training: Accident Investigation for Supervisors - Part 1 of 2




Join Juan Cajandig, PRISM Senior Risk Control Specialist, CSP, CFPS, MAS, ARM for this first of a two-part webcast on Accident Investigation for Supervisors.

The second session will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 9:00am - 10:30 am. Please register for both events. If you can not attend one of the sessions, they will repeat, and can be taken in any order.

Zoom sign on Credentials will be sent one week prior to each event.

Part 1:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Part 2:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Course description:

The course consists of:

  • 2 Zoom guided discussions -- 1 hour 30 minutes each
  • Homework assignment
  • End-of-course exam

Certification requirements:

  • The homework assignment must be completed and turned in to the instructor.
  • The homework assignment must meet the standards outlined in the course learning objectives.
  • The homework assignment must be evaluated and accepted by the instructor before students are eligible to take the end-of-course exam.
  • Students must achieve a passing score of 80% or higher on the end-of-course exam.
  • Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Students who successfully complete all 5 SMCT courses are eligible to take the final Certification Exam. The Certification Exam is a comprehensive exam that measures the students’ knowledge of the learning objectives from all five courses. 

Who can attend? 

  • Employees who are interested in becoming a safety professional
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Department Heads
  • Senior Management
  • County CEOs and City Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety Officers 

Part 1 guided discussion learning objectives: 

  • Examine Risk Control Principles
  • Explain pre-accident plans and accident scene security
  • Explain how to report “Serious Injuries” to Cal/OSHA
  • Describe the contents of an Accident Investigation Kit
  • Explain techniques for preserving and collecting evidence

Part 2 guided discussion learning objectives:  

  • Explain the use of sketches and diagrams
  • Explain how to review and preserve key documents
  • Explain human factors
  • Explain management responsibility
  • Explain subrogation potential
  • Explain how to analyze and change unsafe behavior
  • Explain how to write the accident investigation report (3 parts)
  • Explain safety coaching
  • Explain how to communicate with management and get corrective action implemented 


  • Students conduct an accident investigation based on an actual workplace mishap which resulted in a serious injury.
  • Students are given mishap information, witness statements, and photos to analyze.
  • Students are required to write an accident investigation report that meets the learning objective requirements.  

End-of-Course Exam: 

  • The end-of-course exam measures the students’ knowledge of the course learning objectives.
  • The exam consists of 20 true/false questions.


  • Petersen, Daniel. Techniques of Safety Management. McGraw-Hill, 1971.
  • Ferry, Ted. Modern Accident Investigation and Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, 1981.

Need More Info or Help?
We hope you can join us, feel free to contact Doug McGill for more details.

Phone: 916-850-7300

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM