Accident Causation and Investigation Safety and health professionals are responsible for aiding management in anticipating, identifying, evaluating, and controlling hazards in the workplace. Responsibilities include advising the management team of the risks the facility faces. The professional then calls upon management to eliminate the hazards associated with those risks before losses occur. Knowledge of accident causation theories permits the professional to more thoroughly recognize and communicate information regarding organizational safety problems. Employees with little safety and health experience might walk near a punch press leaking lubricating oil on a shop floor and recognize a slipping hazard.