Hi, and welcome to the course. This course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of occupational safety and health, and how you can be an proactive member of your workplace safety program.
Here's how the course works:
- Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.
- Complete each module quiz. At the end of each module is a short quiz with questions related
to the module. When you submit the quiz, a page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next
module. Remember, you control the pace of learning.
If you have questions about the course materials as you study, just send us an email. We are here to help!
- Order an Optional Certificate. If you want certification of your training, order a high
quality certificate. Our training is free. We only charge a small fee to provide documentation of your training. If you are enrolled in one
of our professional safety and health programs, you can save money by purchasing the program package that fits your needs. If you just want to
purchase the certificate for this course, a link will be provided on your student dashboard after you pass the final exam. Just click on the "Purchase
For individual courses, the PDF certificate is only $, the original certificate is $ (shipping extra), and the PDF & original certificate is $ (shipping extra).
- Complete and submit the final course exam.
- Final exams consist of 20 questions taken from the course.
- The exam is OPEN BOOK. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions you are unsure of.
- You must pass the final exam with at least an 70% score.
- If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
- If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
- Hint: Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.
Workplace accidents occur each and every day all across the country. Each year the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a statistical summary of injuries and illnesses (See summary below) that emphasizes this fact.
The failure of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of the accidents. Accident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more disastrous accident may be prevented. Conduct accident investigations with accident prevention in mind. Investigations are NOT to place blame.
National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2015
The overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 104.0 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2015, down from 107.1 cases in 2014. In 2015, there were 1,153,490 days-away-from-work cases in private industry, state government, and local government - essentially unchanged from the number of cases reported in 2014. The median days away from work to recuperate - a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses - was 8 days in 2015, 1 day fewer than reported in 2014.
The challenge to any accident investigator is to report the findings in a well-thought-out manner to ensure management will ultimately adopt recommendations for improving its safety management system, thus solving problems long-term. It's a common struggle trying to overcome long-held perceptions about safety and how accidents occur.
What is the purpose of this course?
This course introduces you to basic accident investigation procedures that have proven effective. We will also take a look at various accident analysis techniques. Throughout the course, you'll be taking what you've learned to analyze a hypothetical accident!
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
Course 702 Final Exam
OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.
After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.
This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.
If you have already paid for a Certificate Program
If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the course. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.
If you only want free training
You are welcome to take all of our courses for free! We only charge a fee if you want certificates, transcripts and exam scores to document your training. If you have not made a payment for your certificate, we will archive your exam results and you will see "Completed!" next to the course if you passed the exam. If you did not pass the exam with a score of 70% or higher, you will need to retake the exam.
Course 702 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.