BOS 4601 Unit VIII Assessment

BOS 4601 Unit VIII Assessment

21 August 0

Which report writing tip do you feel is most important? Why? Jeffrey Oakley offers several report-writing tips in his 2012 book, Accident Investigation Techniques and most would agree each of them stand on their own merit. Oakley states that job titles should be used as opposed to individual names, he likes to break facts into […]

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BOS 4601 Unit VII Assessment

BOS 4601 Unit VII Assessment

21 August 0

While responding to an accident where a forklift tipped over going around a corner, the supervisor tells you that the cause was simply operator error since the driver was going too fast. The supervisor does not see the need to investigate any further. If you were the manager of this site, what would you say […]

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Events, Conditions, and Accident Chart

Events, Conditions, and Accident Chart

21 August 0

Unit IV Assignment BOS 4601 Accident Investigation Columbia Southern University Events, Conditions, and Accident Chart January 30, 2007 Tank Location Too Close to Building Events, Conditions, and Accident This paper will provide an analysis of some of the potential causal factors identified following the January 30, 2007 propane explosion at the Little General Store in […]

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BOS 4601 Unit VI Quiz

BOS 4601 Unit VI Quiz

21 August 0

Explain the three steps in the fault tree process. What does each level represent? Tree analysis is utilized to find connected factors that led to a particular incident or accident. Investigators use a graphic display of information to analyze human, equipment, or environmental systems and find paths to failure or success (Oakley, 2012). There are […]

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BOS 4601 Unit I Assessment

BOS 4601 Unit I Assessment

21 August 0

Why is it important to include near misses in the accident investigation process?  It is important to include near misses in the investigative process because, as Jeffrey Oakley points out in Accident Investigation Techniques (2012), the difference between a near miss and an accident is usually chance or even luck. By definition, a near miss […]

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BOS 4601 Unit II Assessment

BOS 4601 Unit II Assessment

21 August 0

Why is it better to apply the multiple causation theory rather than the unsafe acts/unsafe conditions model to an accident investigation? Provide an example that illustrates your point.  The concept of unsafe acts / unsafe conditions was introduced by Heinrich’s 1931 original theory of accident causation (Oakley, 2012). When utilizing that model, an investigator would […]

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