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Accidents and the Blame Game

Join us on Jul 18, 2024 at 8:00pm (20:00) ET

Available until: Jul 31, 2025

When a workplace accident occurs, the investigation usually focuses on the individual and the errors made, blaming them for forgetfulness, inattention, or moral weakness. The investigation rarely delves deep enough to understand the true reason why the accident occurred – culture, intention, or simply being human. This is why accepting that humans will make mistakes, understanding the ways and reasons they make them, and having strategies to combat them will help occupational, health, and safety professionals combat exposures that would otherwise be left on the table. This webinar will focus on helping you understand the difference between human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behavior and their impact on safety.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe how human behavior impacts safety through the accident pyramid
  2. List the three behaviors that lead to risk
  3. Describe why humans err
  4. List the greatest behavior safety challenge
  5. Describe how a positive safety culture can help keep our employees safe


Michelle Reiher, CIH, CSP


Michelle Reiher is a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with over 20 years of safety and health experience in general industry and mining. She holds the MSHA IS, IU and IN certifications and has develop and conducted safety and health training within the MSHA Part 48 New Miner, Annual Refresher and Instructor Training courses. She has a passion for health and safety training and believes everyone should be given the knowledge to make choices that will keep them safe.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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