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Join us LIVE on Facebook, Wednesday, November 22 at Noon Eastern

Posted: November 19th, 2017 in Investigations, Media Room

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Here is our upcoming November / December schedule (all live segments will be held on Wednesdays, 12 p.m. Eastern time):

November 22: Thinking about signing up for our Investigator Best Practices Track? Per Ohstrom & Benna Dortch will share the details!
November 29: Bring all your questions about getting your TapRooT® Team trained! Ken Reed & Benna Dortch have answers!

December 6: Join Mark Paradies & Ken Reed as they discuss the Human Factors Best Practice Track at the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit!
December 13: What’s so great about TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Investigation Software? Join Dan Verlinde & Benna Dortch and find out!

Friday Joke: I’ll drink to that!

Posted: November 17th, 2017 in Jokes

How’s your root cause analysis going? Learn more about how to mix one up if it’s not going well at boardroomspirits.com.

Interviewing & Evidence Collection Tip: 4 Top Tips for Avoiding Contamination of Evidence

Posted: November 16th, 2017 in Accidents, Root Cause Analysis Tips

Preserving evidence is important to finding the real root causes of problems. Evidence supports the facts. Although it should never get in the way of providing emergency care, it is important to keep people from contaminating evidence as much as possible

Here are the top four tips for avoiding contamination of evidence.

1. Tape off the area. Keep employees from walking into or moving anything from the accident site by cordoning off the area.
2. Take photos. It’s not always possible to ensure that nothing is moved from the accident site so record it in photos before something is. Also, if the accident happened outside, weather can be evidence that will not be apparent days or even hours later. Take pictures as soon as possible and capture the scene as it was immediately following the accident.
3. Interview emergency responders. People forget things or think that information is irrelevant. Talk to the emergency response team as soon as possible.
4. Draw a diagram. In addition to photos, a diagram can be helpful because you can record exact measurements. The very act of drawing the scene will help the investigator remember small details as the investigation launches.

Join me and Reb Brickey on February 26 and 27, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee for our TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills to learn more about this topic.

TapRooT® Around the World: AMCHAM Trinidad & Tobago Conference

Posted: November 14th, 2017 in Pictures, TapRooT

Our Senior Associate, Chris Vallee spoke at the AMCHAM Trinidad & Tobago Conference this week. Looks like a great event!

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

Posted: November 14th, 2017 in Career Development, Job Postings

2017 will soon be over! Don’t miss your chance to jump into training that will expand your options in 2018!

Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Technical Safety Regional Leader – Cargill

HES Ops Specialist – Occidental Petroleum

Quality Manager – Easterline

ESG Customer Quality Manager – Air Liquide USA LLC

There are still opportunities for 5-day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in 2017!

November 20: Perth Australia

December 4: Edmonton, AB

December 11: Houston Texas

 

TapRooT® Around the World: Houston, Texas

Posted: November 13th, 2017 in Courses

We had a great public course in Houston, Texas recently at the Four Points by the Sheraton which is a short walk from fabulous CityCentre. We have two more public courses coming up in Houston. Enjoy fabulous dining options, shopping and a little fun at Bowl & Barrel or Studio Movie Grill at CityCentre and advance your career with root cause analysis training.  Pappasito’s and Pappadeaux’s Seafood are also just a short walk away from the hotel but you can schedule the shuttle at Four Points to take you there if it’s raining.

If you enjoy getting out of your hotel room after a course day and having lots of options for the evening, we have another 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training planned at that location on January 18.  We also have a couple seats open in our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training on December 11.

It’s definitely one of my favorite public course training locations!

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Passenger train collides with buffer stops

Posted: November 13th, 2017 in Accidents

A passenger train collided with buffer stops. The RAIB reported that the accident occurred becaue the driver was suffering from fatigue and experienced microsleep. Real the full report here.

Join us LIVE on Facebook, Wednesday, November 15 at Noon Eastern

Posted: November 13th, 2017 in Media Room, Summit

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Here is our upcoming schedule (all live segments will be held on Wednesdays, 12 p.m. Eastern time):

November 15: Learn about our Safety Best Practice Track at the Global TapRooT® Summit with Dave Janney & Benna Dortch.
November 22: Bring all your questions about getting your TapRooT® Team trained! Ken Reed & Benna Dortch have answers!
November 29: Thinking about signing up for our Investigator Best Practices Track? Per Ohstrom & Benna Dortch will share the details of this track!

See you soon!

Caption Contest!

Posted: November 10th, 2017 in Contest

 

How would you caption the above photo? Put on your creative hat and read the contest instructions below. Enter as many times as you want, and if you’ve won our contest before, you are still eligible to enter this one!

Contest Instructions:
1. Create your caption to the photo above in five words or less. All captions with more than five words will be disqualified.
2. Type your caption in the comments section of this post by December 15.
3. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Tuesday TapRooT® Friends & Experts e-newsletter. You must be a subscriber to win!

Have fun!

Caption Contest Winner!

Posted: November 10th, 2017 in Contest

The votes are in an we have a winner for our current caption contest.

Drum roll please…

The winner is Tom S. with

“Mudball, corner pocket.”

Once again, you all made us laugh and the votes were oh-so-close.  Be sure to join us for our next caption contest!

 

Job Postings for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

Posted: November 9th, 2017 in Career Development, Job Postings

 

Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

EHS Manager – Fieldcore

Reliability Engineering Supervisor – International Paper

Engineer, Electrical Reliability – Catalyst Paper

Director, Environmental, Health & Safety – UTC Aerospace Systems

It’s not too late to train in 2017 and open your career options for 2018 – sign up for 2017 training!

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

November 20 Toronto, Canada

November 21 Adealaide, Australia

November 29 Nashville, TN

December 4 Las Vegas, NV

December 12 Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 14 Perth, Australia

How Far Away is Death?

Posted: November 9th, 2017 in Accidents, How Far Away Is Death?

A worker was dragged with a chain when a meat hook impaled him through the head behind his ear. The worker remained conscious and “jovial” throughout the 2014 incident. Click here to read the story on “Sunshine Coastal Daily.”

Interviewing & Evidence Collection Tip: Preparing Your Accident Investigation Kit

Posted: November 9th, 2017 in Accidents, Root Cause Analysis Tips

 

Last week we talked about being ready for the unexpected to happen, including preparing an accident investigation grab-and-go kit. Let’s flesh that out a little more.

I mentioned that an accident investigation kit can be as simple as forms (such as a form to record initial observations of the witnesses) and a disposable camera. Here are some other ideas that are useful across industries:

Cones

Tape measure

Flashlight

Evidence tags and bags

Tweezers

Work and latex gloves

PPE

Barricade tape

Camera & tripod

Graph Paper

Witness Statement Forms

Paper, clipboard, pen

Copy of  Accident Investigation Policy

What other ideas do you have? Comment below.

Join me and Reb Brickey on February 26 and 27, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee for our TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills to learn more about this topic.

Join us LIVE on Facebook, Wednesday, November 8 at Noon Eastern

Posted: November 6th, 2017 in Investigations, Media Room

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Here is our upcoming November schedule (all live segments will be held on Wednesdays, 12 p.m. Eastern time):

November 8: We have exciting news to share about our Keynote Speakers! Join Mark Paradies & Benna Dortch.
November 15: Learn about our Safety Best Practice Track at the Global TapRooT® Summit with Dave Janney & Benna Dortch.
November 22: Bring all your questions about getting your TapRooT® Team trained! Ken Reed & Benna Dortch have answers!
November 29: Thinking about signing up for our Investigator Best Practices Track? Per Ohstrom & Benna Dortch will share the details!

See you soon!

Caption Contest

Posted: November 4th, 2017 in Contest

Thanks for all the entries in October’s caption contest! Our staff will be voting for their favorites this week and I’ll be announcing a winner and posting a new contest by November 10. Stay tuned!

TapRooT® Around the World: Bogota, Colombia

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 in Courses

Thank you, Diana Munevar, for these awesome training photos of 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get in the Picture!

Register for one of our upcoming 5-day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Trainings!

November 13: Brisbane, Australia

November 13: New Orleans

November 27: Johannesburg, South Africa

December 4: Edmonton, AB

December 11: Houston Texas

TapRooT® Around the World: Louisiana

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 in Courses

Thanks to Tommy Garnett for sending in these photos of the good folks at Marathon working hard in Garyville, LA.

Interested in bringing TapRooT® to your company for training? Inquire here.

Interested in sending your team to a TapRooT® course? Check our course schedule here.

 

Register for the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit in November or December for a chance to WIN!

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 in Summit

 

Register NOW for the 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit for a chance to WIN a great prize! If you’ve ever attended the Summit, you know there are lots of chances to win great prizes.

Early registration gives you another opportunity: Win an Apple Watch!

Here are the details. Register between:

Now and November 30 and receive 2 tickets in the prize drawing.

December 1 and December 31 and receive 1 ticket in the prize drawing. (It only takes ONE ticket to win!)

Click here to learn more about the Summit.

Click here to register now!

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