Category: Video

How far away is death?

August 4th, 2015 by

Want to see more of these? “How Far Away is Death” is a column in our weekly eNewsletter (distributed every Tuesday) that is often a startling reminder of what can happen in the blink of an eye.  If you’d like to subscribe, contact Barb at editor@taproot.com.

Monday Motivation: Be Decisive!

August 3rd, 2015 by

What do you want?

How far away is death?

July 28th, 2015 by

From last year …

Friday Joke: Enforcement NI

July 24th, 2015 by

Need to improve your enforcement? Try Terry Tate!

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Graniteville Train Accident

July 13th, 2015 by

Have you ever seen this video about the 2009 train derailment in Graniteville, SC? 

Could have we learned these lessons before people were killed?

What were the Safeguards?

July 9th, 2015 by

I love to use Safeguard Analysis to examine incidents and determine Causal Factors. 

What were the Safeguards keeping this officer safe and how did they fail? (A failed Safeguard is usually a Causal Factor.)

Watch and leave a comment about your ideas …

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Complacency?

June 22nd, 2015 by

Is thinking that you are the best a sign of potential problems? (Especially for “routine” work?)

By any measure, the X-31 was a highly successful flight research program at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, now the Armstrong Flight Research Center. It regularly flew several flights a day, accumulating over 550 flights during the course of the program, with a superlative safety record. And yet, on Jan. 19, 1995, on the very last scheduled flight of the X-31 ship No. 1, disaster struck.

View the video below or read about it here:  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/X-Press/stories/2004/013004/new_x31.html

Leave your comments below. Complacency? Leave your comments below.

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Forklift Accident

June 15th, 2015 by

A tragic workplace accident.

A life lost.

You see the resolve on the faces in this video to never lose a co-worker … a friend … to this type of accident again.

What do you think about “paying attention” for preventing potential tragedies such as this?  Leave your comments below and let’s share ideas to find and fix root causes.

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Fire Truck Accident & Lessons Learned

June 1st, 2015 by

What do you think of this accident investigation and lessons learned?

Are You Ready to Meet Captain Phillips?

May 26th, 2015 by

Here are some clips to get you ready to meet the real Captain Phillips – the Keynote Speaker on Friday at the 2015 TapRooT® Summit …

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: 1964 Army Aviation Accident Lessons Learned

May 25th, 2015 by

What can you learn from a 1964 video?

How they viewed human performance was certainly different.

What do we know that helps us do better today?

Could better root cause analysis have helped them then? After all, an engine failure in a helicopter is a serious accident to blame on the pilot.

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