Incident Investigation is an important step in analyzing the existent hazards of an occupation. Since a failure of hazard analysis will lead to a complete collapse of a system, its methodology of operation, viz, Incident Investigation is an important step, too. Each industry has its own Incident Investigation System based on the culture and sophistication in an industry. (Manuele, 2003, p.4) The investigation, initially, starts with an assessment and then, if required, a hazard management, ending with a solution to the root cause. An investigation procedure for a car manufacturing company will comprise the steps similar to the chemical industry (for chemical batteries) and to the steel industry (used for building the body of cars). In 2010, Toyota was found to be violating rules and circulars when the problem manufactured cars with defective accelerators were reported long after it had been discovered. The stipulated time period to inform such defects is 5 days which was not followed. This showed a lack of “leadership effectiveness and integrity” (Maciariello and Linkletter, 2011, p.13) in the management. It was also felt that the management had willfully withdrawn facts from the consumers. Safety Management.
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