Accident Investigation 101 Seminar: Fact Finding for
Prevention of Recurrence

Date:          Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time:          8AM to 4PM
Location:   CalCIMA Office
                   1029 J Street, Suite 320
                   Sacramento, CA 95814
Price:         $150 for Members
                   $225 for Non-Members


Please click here for online registration or download the form here.


This full-day course is designed to provide attendees with the necessary skills and resources to successfully conduct an accident investigation with fact finding and revealing basic root causes of such incidents.

Successful accident investigations can accomplish many things; reduce company liability and regulatory agency impacts, discover management system failures, improve workplace conditions, protect physical assets and most importantly prevent recurrence of human pain and suffering. Properly executed accident investigations do not seek fault, but facts – root causes, not blame.
Using real-world examples and interactive practice scenarios, attendees will learn the following:
  • Evidence: How to preserve and manage
  • Witness Statements: How to obtain and improve their quality
  • Photography: Best practices for useful photos
  • Root Cause Analysis: Basic approaches and getting into the proper RCA “mindset”
  • Report Writing: The Good, The Bad and the Useless
  • Agency and Media Interactions: Pitfalls and what to expect
  • Legal Ramifications: How to avoid worse-case scenarios
  • Steps to Prevention: Meaningful and effective
The full-day course is specifically designed for managers, supervisors and safety professionals who deal directly with site operations, employees and regulatory agencies.  Attendees will leave with worksheets and guidance materials that can be utilized immediately upon return to their sites.


Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson Region West, is an Area Safety Manager for Lehigh Hanson with responsibility in Southern California for aggregate, soils, recycled base and ready mix operations. She has a dozen years of experience in both safety and environmental roles and is certified as an Associate Safety Professional.  

Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives, LLP, has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator, focusing for the last 20 on defending mine operators across all sectors of the industry in administrative enforcement proceedings brought by MSHA for alleged violations of the Mine Act.  Willa regularly defends companies and individuals facing investigations and formal legal proceedings for alleged safety and health violations under both the Mine Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, whether those arise out of a catastrophic event, such as an accident, or in the course of a regular inspection by MSHA or OSHA. In addition, she regularly counsels clients on a broad range of issues that affect their mining operations, from personnel policies and actions to compliance with a broad range of federal statutes.

Terry Tyson, Insight Services & Presentations, has over 35 years of experience as a safety professional in mining, construction and allied trades. He can also read your mind.

Thank you to our sponsors!