Incident Investigation

The investigation of fires, explosions and toxic substance releases generally requires expertise in a variety of technical disciplines. In addition to an understanding of the nature, causes and effects of such events, expertise in structural analysis, statistical analysis, analytical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, chemical processing and heat transfer are often needed. Most companies do not experience serious incidents very often and in-house safety personnel may not have acquired the skill set to effectively conduct an incident investigation. 

ioMosaic professionals have decades of experience, leading and participating in many incident investigations for process industry companies. We have extensive knowledge of the most efficient methodologies. We are also cognizant of the need to be at the site of the incident shortly after the event has occurred. In most cases, we can have our professionals on site within 24 hours from the time we are notified of an incident. 

Utilizing our fault tree analysis experience, we facilitate Root Cause Analysis. In addition to our extensive computational capabilities, we also provide Verification of Physical Evidence. ioMosaic has a strategic alliance with ioKinetic, a state-of-the-art laboratory facility that conducts thermal hazard analysis and combustible dust characterization testing.

ioMosaic Incident Investigation Training

The first 15 minutes after an incident are crucial for gathering the facts about what happened. After this time, valuable information which can deeply affect a company’s operations, is quickly lost.

Our training offers proven techniques for obtaining the right information from incidents and near misses, and meeting the incident investigation and reporting requirements of the OSHA PSM Standard (29CFR1910.119). Here we embrace the principal of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) that states, “Incidents should be viewed as opportunities to improve management systems rather than as opportunities to assign blame." Contact us to request more information on incident investigation training.

How We Can Help You

Our experts are at the forefront of pipeline Process Safety Management proficiency.

We prepare expert opinion reports and provide expert testimony for process incident cases.

Experienced engineers who have performed LOPAs on a wide range of facilities and terminals.

Helping manage risk with facility siting studies, assessments and recommendations.

Senior knowledgeable process safety engineers prepare, organize, lead and document PHAs.

Proven track record of performing QRAs for facilities, pipelines and transportation routes.

Integrating best practices with cost-effective solutions to address program deficiencies.

Decades of experience leading incident investigations for process industry companies.