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What does a bad day look like?

July 30th, 2015 by

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Simple Corporate Turnaround – Go from a money losing operation to a money making good example.

July 28th, 2015 by

How do you go from being a money losing operation to a money making good example?

Here’s a quick answer:

1. Send at team to TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training.

2. When they get back to work, put them to work solving your most expensive problems.

Don’t think this will work? Then see this success story…

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If you need to improve your sites profitability, learn to use TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis to solve operational and maintenance problems. See our public course schedule for courses being held around the world at:


Final presentations at the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course

July 24th, 2015 by

Great work by all participants! Here’s one of the presentations and the audience …

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Public TapRooT® Course in Sao Paulo

July 21st, 2015 by

These folks are learning some valuable information in our TapRooT® 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course in Sao Paulo.

This could be you! Check out our other Public Course locations here.







People Hard at Work at the 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course in Seattle

July 20th, 2015 by

It’s day one of the 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course in Seattle and folks are hard at work in their first exercise using the Root Cause Tree® Diagram to find the root causes of an incident.

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Mark Paradies Now Has Over 14,000 Connections on LinkedIn

July 20th, 2015 by

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When it comes to root cause analysis, more people (over 14,000) are linked to Mark Paradies than anyone else on the internet.

Mark also has thousands of colleges that have endorsed him for the skill “root cause analysis”.

See his LinkedIn profile at:

If you would like to link up with Mark on LinkedIn, click on the link above and send him an invitation to connect. Also, please feel free to recognize Mark for his root cause analysis skills by recommending him for his work on root cause analysis.

Food Safety & Criminal Charges

July 16th, 2015 by


The Associated Press reported that the US Department of Justice is warning food companies that they could face civil and criminal charges if they poison their customers.


Yes, you read it right.

We are again testing the fine line between accidents and criminal behavior.

How does a company know that they have gone over the line? The FDA stops showing up and the FBI puts boundary tape around your facilities.

Are you in the food business? Think it is time to start taking root cause analysis of food safety incidents seriously? You betcha!

Your company can’t afford a Blue Bell Ice Cream incident. You need to effectively analyze and learn from smaller incidents to stop the big accidents from happening.

What tool should you use for effective root cause analysis? The TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System.

Why choose TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis?

Because it has proven itself effective in a wide number of industries around the world. That’s why industry leaders use it and recommend it to their suppliers. 

Find out more about the TapRooT® System at:

And then attend one of our public courses held around the world.  

You can attend at no risk because of our iron-clad guarantee:

Attend a TapRooT® Course, go back to work, and use what you have learned to analyze accidents, incidents, near-misses, equipment failures, operating issues, or quality problems. If you don’t find root causes that you previously would have overlooked and if you and your management don’t agree that the corrective actions that you recommend are much more effective, just return your course materials/software and we will refund the entire course fee.

Get started NOW because you can’t afford to wait for the FBI to knock on your door with a warrant in their hand.


What does a bad day look like?

July 16th, 2015 by

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Robot Made a Human Error and a Worker was Killed

July 8th, 2015 by


The 22-year-old man died in hospital after the accident at a plant in Baunatal, 100km north of Frankfurt. He was working as part of a team of contractors installing the robot when it grabbed him, according to the German car manufacturer. Volkswagen’s Heiko Hillwig said it seemed that human error was to blame.

A worker grabs the wrong thing and often gets asked, “what were you thinking?” A robot picks up the wrong thing and we start looking for root causes.

Read the article below to learn more about the fatality and ask why would we not always look for root causes once we identify the actions that occurred?


TapRooT® Public Courses in Ecuador and Chile

July 8th, 2015 by

Thanks to our instructors for taking great photos of recent TapRooT® Public Courses in Ecuador and Chile.





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TapRooT® Public Course in Sao Paulo

July 8th, 2015 by

Thank you to our instructors who took these great photos from a recent TapRooT® Public Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil.







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TapRooT® Onsite Course in Chile

July 7th, 2015 by

Here is a photo of the group that attended the TapRooT® Onsite Course in Chile last week.



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Public TapRooT® Course in Chile

July 1st, 2015 by

Check out the latest Onsite course in Chile! Follow these links for more information on our Public and Onsite courses.


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Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2015 by

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We are grateful for all of our Canadian TapRooT® Instructors and friends! Happy Canada Day!

TapRooT® Public Course in Monterrey, Mexico

June 24th, 2015 by

Take a look at a few pictures from a recent public TapRooT® course in Monterrey, Mexico.










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TapRooT® Public Course in Hamburg, Germany

June 22nd, 2015 by

Take a look at a few photos from a recent 5-Day TapRooT® Public Course in Hamburg, Germany.
If you’re interested in attending one, click here to see our full schedule of courses across the globe.






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