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February 20, 2011

SMG SAFETY ADVISOR: Assembling an Accident Investigation Kit

  Imagine you're supervising a jobsite two hours away from your company's offices when one of your subcontractor's craftspeople is seriously injured. Do you know what to do after calling an ambulance or administering First Aid?

Any injury can have serious implications for your company, the subcontractor and the owner. OSHA may become involved, as will everyone's insurance companies. Everything that happens from this point forward hinges upon the steps you take in securing the accident site and performing a preliminary investigation. That's why it's important to prepare for the possibility of an accident and the realities of the initial investigation by developing an accident investigation kit. The safety experts at Safety Management Group walk you through the steps here.
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