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Incident Investigations

The incident investigation program provides guidelines for Risk Management to conduct investigations following an incident, such as injuries, property damage, or near misses. The purpose is to identify the conditions, behaviors, hazards, and root causes of an incident, and identify and implement corrective actions necessary to prevent similar occurrences. Incident investigations focus on identifying and correcting root causes, not establishing fault.

Program Highlights

Documents and Forms

Please use the link below to report an incident. Risk Management will review the incident and conduct an investigation if deemed necessary.

Report an Incident

For additional information, please contact Gwen Butler, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, at 847.491.4936 or gwen.butler@northwestern.edu.