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Rickover Quote…

August 24th, 2016 by

When you waste your time remember …
Even God cannot undo the past.

Admiral Hyman Rickover 

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What does abad day look like?

August 24th, 2016 by

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Bet you will be watching trees for porcupines for a while …

TapRooT® Around the World: Shenzhen, China

August 23rd, 2016 by

TapRooT® recently traveled to Shenzhen, China for an Onsite Course.

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TapRooT® Around the World: Monterrey, Mexico

August 22nd, 2016 by

Just last week TapRooT® held a 2-Day public course in Monterrey. What a great class!

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Rickover Quote…

August 18th, 2016 by

At this school, the smartest work as hard
as those who must struggle to pass.

Admiral Hyman Rickover 

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Mark Paradies Receives Ordo Honoris Award

August 16th, 2016 by

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The Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity presented Mark Paradies, President of System Improvements with the Ordo Honoris Award for device to his fraternity and the world. Part of this service to the world was Mark’s development and teaching of the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System to save lives, improve product quality, and improve workplace productivity by finding and fixing the root causes of accidents and incidents.

Congratulations Mark!

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Rickover Quote…

August 11th, 2016 by

The secret of success:

late to bed,

early to rise,

work like hell and you’ll be wise.

Admiral Hyman Rickover

 

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Start of Day 2 at the TapRooT® Summit

August 4th, 2016 by

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Wow! Just attended a great talk by Kurt Mix about the Justice Departments out-of-control prosecution after the Deepwater Horizon accident. You would be outraged if you had been here. 

Rickover Quote…

August 3rd, 2016 by

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest.

The blessing of earth is toil.

Admiral Hyman Rickover

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Pictures from the Summit – The Courses #taprootsummit

August 1st, 2016 by

Here are pictures from the 11 pre-Summit Courses ….

TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course

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Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis

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Advanced Causal Factor Development Course

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Advanced Trending Techniques

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TapRooT® Analyzing and Fixing Safety Culture Issues

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Risk Assessment and Management Best Practices

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TapRooT® Quality Process Improvement Facilitator Course

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Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® VI Software

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TapRooT® for Audits

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Effective Interviewing & Evidence Collection Techniques

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Understanding and Stopping Human Error

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Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Freight Train Derailment in the UK – Three New Recommendations

July 18th, 2016 by

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Derailment of freight train near Angerstein Junction, south east London, 3 June 2015

At about 12:10 hrs on 3 June 2015, one wagon of an empty freight train derailed on the approach to Angerstein Junction, near Charlton in south east London. The train continued over the junction, derailing two further wagons, before it stopped on the Blackheath to Charlton line. The three derailed wagons were partly obstructing the line used by trains travelling in the opposite direction. No other trains were involved in the accident and no-one was injured, but there was significant damage to the railway infrastructure.

The wagons derailed because the leading right-hand wheel on one of them was carrying insufficient load to prevent the wheel climbing up the outer rail on a curved section of track. The insufficient load was due to a combination of the suspension on that wheel being locked in one position, a twisted bogie frame and an intended twist in the track.

As a consequence of this investigation, RAIB has made three recommendations.

The first, addressed to VTG (the wagon owner), seeks improvements to its wagon maintenance processes.

The second, also addressed to VTG, seeks liaison with industry to improve understanding of how wagon suspension wear characteristics relate to maintenance processes.

The third, addressed to Network Rail, seeks a review of infrastructure arrangements at the accident location.

The report also includes a learning point reinforcing a previous recommendation intended to encourage use of currently available wheel load data to enable identification of wagons with defects or uneven loads that are running on Network Rail’s infrastructure.

To see the complete report, go to:

https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5748532b40f0b60366000016/R102016_160601_Angerstein_Junction.pdf

The above information and report are from the UK Rail Accident Investigation Branck. See their web site at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/rail-accident-investigation-branch

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