Category: Media Room

Global Root Cause Analysis eNewsletter – More Valuable Resources!

July 9th, 2011 by

TapRooT® Friends & Experts:

This week we have added some content to the TapRooT® Friends & Experts (Root Cause Analysis) eNewsletter that we think you will find of value.

First, we’ve added a few past articles to the Root Cause Analysis tips column.
Our instructors write about topics that you have asked at our courses.  We know you’re busy, so we want to give you every opportunity to benefit from this valuable information and ongoing training by highlighting these past topics in the weekly eNewsletter before they get buried at the bottom of the blog.

Second, we’re adding reader feedback to some of our columns.
This week you will notice it in the Career Development column and in the TapRooT® Mail column.  Our subscribers have very thought-provoking ideas and we encourage you to join the discussion and share ideas.

Finally, we love multi-media!
Our video links are easy to miss among all the information we send you in the eNewsletter, so this week I’ve highlighted them with a video icon.

Let us know what you think about these improvements when you get your next edition on Tuesday, July 12.

And thank you for being a valued subscriber!  (If you are not yet subscribed to the best global root cause analysis eNewsletter available, please send a request to me, Barbara, at editor(at)taproot.com with “please subscribe me to the eNewsletter” in the subject line.  The eNewsletter delivers the latest news and information from the Root Cause Analysis blog to your inbox every Tuesday.)

Registration Now Open for the 2012 Global TapRooT® Summit

June 4th, 2011 by

Over 70 industry experts confirmed to speak at the event, focused on the latest best practices in human reliability, equipment reliability, safety and quality.

System Improvements, Inc., a worldwide leader in root cause analysis training, announced today that registration is open for the 2012 Global TapRooT® Summit.  The event focuses on best practices in human reliability, equipment reliability, safety and quality.

The conference will be held at The Flamingo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada February 29-March 2, 2012.

The event will feature eight premier industry tracks of learning:

Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety, Sentinel Event
Human Performance & Behavior Change
Investigation, Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis
Leading Performance Improvement
Quality and Corrective Action Programs
Safety, Process Safety and Risk Management
TapRooT® Software Super Users/Administrators
Certified TapRooT® Instructor

Keynote speakers include Astronaut Ken Mattingly, who will present lessons learned from Apollo 13 and space shuttle operations, and Aguilar Sáez René Alejandro, Manager of Safety at Codelco, who will discuss the rescue of 33 Chilean miners

Eleven exclusive pre-Summit courses will be held February 27-28, 2012 including:

Advanced TapRooT® Techniques
Advanced Trending Techniques
TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues
Stopping Human Error
Risk Management Best Practices
Fatigue Risk Management Training
TapRooT® Evidence Collection Course
TapRooT® Quality/Six Sigma/Lean Advanced Root Cause Analysis Training
Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software
2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course
Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

For more information, please visit the event’s Web site, http://www.taproot.com/summit.php, or contact the TapRooT® A-Team at info@taproot.com or (865) 539-2139.

About System Improvements

System Improvements has 40+ highly skilled instructors/investigators/facilitators who teach public and onsite TapRooT® Courses globally and provide on-site consulting.  Companies around the world have used the TapRooT® system to help people investigate accidents, incidents, quality problems, equipment failures, schedule delays, cost overruns, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems.  TapRooT® is also used to improve the effectiveness of audits, observations, and self-assessments in proactive improvement efforts.  More information about the company is available at http://www.taproot.com.

Root Cause Analysis Software Provides Central Hub for Investigation Process

February 15th, 2011 by

Root Cause Analysis Software Offers Scalable Solution for Large Enterprises, Small Businesses and Individual Investigators. New Interface Helps Investigators Transition Easily From Root Cause Analysis Training to On-The-Job Use.

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) January 30, 2011

System Improvements, Inc., a global leader in advanced root cause analysis, today announced the release of Version 5 of the patented TapRooT® v Software. This new release provides safety and quality investigators, reliability and maintenance engineers, and healthcare professionals a flagship solution for creating a central hub for the investigation process. The TapRooT® Software is designed to streamline and organize an incident investigation process for dynamic results. The software combines incident identification, analysis, and report writing into one seamless process.

Investigation and audit findings are easily edited and communicated through user-friendly report features of this software. Users can distribute meaningful data securely by exporting the reports directly to Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel.

“The TapRooT® Software is a scalable solution that can be used systemically by large enterprises, small businesses, or even individual investigators,” said Dan Verlinde, Director of Information Technology & Software Development. “It can work as a stand-alone solution, or integrate with your existing incident management systems and practices. What sets our software solutions apart is that we have built around the proven and patented TapRooT® process for investigating and performing root cause analysis, and made a software that is an integral tool in this process.”

Trusted by Leaders

TapRooT® System and Software is used worldwide by clients including Alstom, Novartis, Exelon, Vestas, ConocoPhillips, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Barrick Gold, the Military Healthcare Command, Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, and Fluor (among many others) to investigate problems and improve performance.

Easy-to-Use Technology

The new interface will help companies and users easily transition from TapRooT® root cause analysis training to practical on-the-job software use. The TapRooT® v5 Software will walk you through the 7 step process for investigations and audits including: logging your investigation data; mapping your sequence of events; developing corrective actions; and generating reports.

About System Improvements, Inc.

Mark Paradies is founder and President of System Improvements, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience operating, managing and improving high reliability systems. Linda Unger is Vice President of System Improvements, co-developer of the TapRooT® System and helps clients integrate TapRooT® into their performance improvement processes by developing implementation strategies.

System Improvements has 40+ highly skilled instructors/investigators/facilitators who teach public and onsite TapRooT® Courses globally and provide on-site consulting. Companies around the world have used the TapRooT® system to help people investigate accidents, incidents, quality problems, equipment failures, schedule delays, cost overruns, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. TapRooT® is also used to improve the effectiveness of audits, observations, and self-assessments in proactive improvement efforts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on the TapRooT® Software products click here.

Connect with Us

Filter News

Search News

Authors

Angie ComerAngie Comer

Software

Barb CarrBarb Carr

Editorial Director

Chris ValleeChris Vallee

Human Factors

Dan VerlindeDan Verlinde

VP, Software

Dave JanneyDave Janney

Safety & Quality

Garrett BoydGarrett Boyd

Technical Support

Ken ReedKen Reed

VP, Equifactor®

Linda UngerLinda Unger

Co-Founder

Mark ParadiesMark Paradies

Creator of TapRooT®

Per OhstromPer Ohstrom

VP, Sales

Shaun BakerShaun Baker

Technical Support

Steve RaycraftSteve Raycraft

Technical Support

Susan Napier-SewellSusan Napier-Sewell

Marketing & Communications Strategist

Wayne BrownWayne Brown

Technical Support

Success Stories

Reporting of ergonomic illnesses increased by up to 40% in…

Ciba Vision, a Novartis Company

Our ongoing, sustained effort is to make jobs safer and to reduce (and eventually…

Otis Elevator, Russia
Contact Us