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Quality Management

Incident-Accident Investigation/Root Causes | QM-012

Date: Course schedule to be announced
Course Length: 1/2 Day (4 hours)
Course Fee: $175.00

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Have you been assigned to investigate an injury or incident and don’t know where to start or how to get meaningful information regarding the issue? Have you conducted an injury investigation and implemented corrective action only to find out the same type of injury is still happening? 

The investigations of incidents/accidents should be an important program in any business.  All too many times, personnel asked to investigate are not properly trained with the tools to aid them; thus causing investigations to be poorly conducted and end with a failure to prevent re-occurrence.

Workshop Description:

This seminar will provide employers a structured overview of a proven investigation protocol that will lead the investigator through a step by step process, resulting in understanding the root cause of an incident/accident and thus prevent re-occurrence.  Topics covered with material and interactive case study will be:

  • Scene Preservation
  • Assembly of a Team
  • Fact Gathering
  • Interview Process
  • Time Line
  • Causal Factors
  • Causal Analysis
  • Root Cause/Direct Cause/Contributing Cause
  • Corrective Action

Who Should Attend:  

Safety Professionals, Quality Assurance, Human Resource Managers, Manufacturing/Production Managers, and employees with these responsibilities.


Ginger Blanda, BS Chemistry/Bus Admin

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Quality Assurance Professional
Ginger Blanda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Business Administration and credits towards an MBA in Business Administration.  Ms. Blanda has over 20 years of professional experience as an Environmental Health and Safety Professional and a Quality Assurance Professional.  She worked a majority of her professional career with Pall Corporation, an International filtration company.  Ms. Blanda currently works as an Environmental Health and Safety Professional for Brookhaven National Laboratory.  
During her career, Ms. Blanda has documented several procedures related to OSHA compliance and quality systems.  In addition, Ms. Blanda is a certified ISO9001/ ISO14001 Auditor and a trained cGMP auditor.  Ms. Blanda has performed numerous audits of safety and quality systems and prepared close out reports with guidance on corrective actions.  Ms. Blanda is a Certified DOE Accident Investigator and a Green Belt in Lean Manufacturing/ 6 Sigma.  Finally, Ms. Blanda is certified as completing the OSHA General Industry -30 hour training program.  

Mark Marco, BSIE, MBA, CSP

Mark Marco has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, MBA.  He is also a Certified Safety Professional, CSP.  He has over twenty (20) years experience as a safety professional having held the title Health and Safety Manager for major companies such as Pall Corporation and Raytheon Corporation. He is currently employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a Safety and Health Professional. During his career, he has documented policies and provided training for numerous OSHA programs such as, but not limited to, Lock Out/Tag Out, Confined Space, HAZWOPER, Fire Extinguishers, Powered Industrial Trucks  (Forklifts), Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Respirators, Emergency Planning, and Blood Borne Pathogens.  He is forty (40) hour HAZWOPER trained and has held the position as Incident Site Commander for many chemical spill clean ups.  He is trained to perform accident investigation using causal factors and root cause analysis.  He has performed numerous “Mock” OSHA inspections and reports.  He has managed a team to implement ISO 14001 and is a Certified ISO 14001 auditor.  He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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