Accident Investigation and Analysis – Telling it Straight

18 Jul 2017 Comments

The presentation is intended to illustrate and resolve some of the common misperceptions and pitfalls surrounding the concept of safety and its relationship to accident investigation and analysis. The principal objective of the presentation is to present to the participants a clear and comprehensive understanding of how accident investigation and analysis should be carried out to help ensure a valid finding. Specific subjects covered include: Accident Terminology, Investigative Procedures, Analytical Methodologies, Criteria Dependency, Investigative Photography, Equipment Availability, Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA) and the like. As part of the presentation, the participants will be challenged to identify and resolve incidents using prescribed methodologies.


Special Instructor

Jon Moldestad

Jon has served as an international lecturer, technical consultant and expert witness on such subjects as: accident investigation, hazardous materials management, occupational ergonomics, products liability, safety, security liability, risk management and related issues. Jon has worked extensively in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, and insurance industries as well as having served as the Assistant Safety Director at Stanford University. As a former Naval Engineering Officer, Jon has also had significant experience with diverse and complex engineering systems. 

Jon has provided safety, health and loss control services to hundreds of domestic and foreign organizations.  Activities ranged from complex hazard analyses to overseeing corporate risk management programs.  Significant experience includes: complex accident investigation, construction safety, contingency planning, electrical safety, emergency response, ergonomics, fire protection, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene, legal aspects of safety, machine guarding, plans review, products liability, regulatory compliance, risk management, safety management, safety training, security, systems safety, and toxicology.



Specific areas covered will include but not be limited to:

  • Multi Criteria Decision Making
  • Multi Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Hazard assessment
  • Accident photography
  • Fault-Tree Analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Change analysis
  • Report writing
  • Criteria selection
  • Investigation preparedness
  • Investigation equipment
  • Investigator status
  • Licensing
  • Common misperceptions
  • Evidence preservation
  • Analysis methodologies
  • Confidence consideration
  • MADYMO applications
  • Discreditation
  • Claims management
  • Witness statements
  • Common mistakes
  • Voluntary standards
  • Illusions of knowledge
  • Organizational errors

  • Northern California
    September 19, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Northern California
    September 19, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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