Category: Video

How far Away is Death?

February 24th, 2015 by

Just inches from a falling rock…

What does a bad day look like?

February 19th, 2015 by

If you are at a Russian beach, maybe like this…

Root Cause Analysis Video Tips: Best Practices in Process Quality

February 5th, 2015 by

Tune in to this week’s TapRooT® Instructor Root Cause Analysis Tip with Chris Vallee. He shares a great process quality tip and news about his upcoming Process Quality & Corrective Action Track at the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, June 3-5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

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Check out more short videos in our series:

Equifactor® – Are You Using it to Prevent Equipment Failures? (Click here to view tip.)

Be Proactive with Dave Janney (Click here to view tip.)

Conduct Real-Time Peer Reviews with Mark Paradies (Click here to view tip.)

What Makes a World-Class Root Cause Analysis System with Ken Reed (Click here to view tip.)

Even in Humor, You can learn about Root Cause and People from Dr. Deming

January 22nd, 2015 by

Caution: Watching this Video can and will make you laugh…… then you realize you might be laughing at…

… your own actions.

… your understanding of other peoples actions.

… your past corrective or preventative actions.

Whether your role or passion is in safety, operations, quality, or finance…. “quality is about people and not product.” Interestingly enough, many people have not heard Dr. Deming’s concepts or listened to Dr. Deming talk. Yet his thoughts may help you understand the difference between people not doing their best and the best the process and management will all to be produced.

To learn more about quality process thoughts and how TapRooT® can integrate with your frontline activities to sustain company performance  excellence, join a panel of Best Practice Presenters in our TapRooT® Summit Track 2015 this June in Las Vegas. A Summit Week that reminds you that learning and people are your most vital variables to success and safety.

To learn more about our Summit Track please go to this link. https://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit

If you have trouble getting access to the video, you can also use this link http://youtu.be/mCkTy-RUNbw

Remembering an Accident: Boston Molasses Disaster

January 15th, 2015 by

On January 15, 1919, the North end of Boston was one of the most congested neighborhoods in the entire world. There were about 40,000 people in a one mile square of geographic space. When a large molasses tank burst and a huge wave of molasses rushed through the streets at approximately 35 mph, 150 people were injured and 21 were killed.

Theories ensued after the disaster. Some said the tanks were intentionally set to explode by anarchists, and others believed the fermenting of the molasses led to the explosion. In the end, it was discovered the person who oversaw the construction of the tank wasn’t an engineer or an architect. He couldn’t even read a blueprint!

According to folklore, residents claim that on a hot summer day, the area still smells of molasses.

What is your blueprint for investigating incidents and finding and fixing root causes, and can everyone read it? Our 2-day TapRooT® Course provides all the essentials and is designed for everyone, from beginner to expert. (Learn more.)

Friday Joke: Need Some Creativity for Your Corrective Actions? Just Think Like Jonathan Winters!

December 26th, 2014 by

 

Or you could take the Creative Corrective Actions Course prior to the 2015 TapRooT® Summit. 

Summit Attendee Shares His Favorite Aspect from the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit

December 11th, 2014 by

Summit attendee, Dan Avery, discusses what he loved the most about our Global TapRooT® Summit.

Don’t have time to listen to the whole video? Read the dialogue below.

What is your favorite part about the Summit?

“So far, you have had some interesting speakers. One of the speakers was really funny. I always enjoy coming to these.”

Well, thank you for coming this year and we hope to see you next year!

“Absolutely be at Las Vegas!”

 

Interested in joining us at the Summit in June 2015 in Las Vegas? Click here for more information. 

Plan a Trip to Roma Next Spring … And Get Some Great TapRooT® Training!

December 10th, 2014 by

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Rome is a great place for a spring vacation. The sights, the food, and the shopping are amazing!

And when you can combine the trip with some great TapRooT® Training (a 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course), you are getting two great experiences at once!

The 2-Day TapRooT® Course is a great value. In two days you will learn how to apply the standard TapRooT® Tools (SnapCharT®, Safeguards Analysis, the Root Cause Tree®, the Corrective Action Helper®, and SMARTER) to find and fix the root causes of problems.

What kind of problems can you solve using TapRooT®?

  • Major safety accidents
  • Drug/medical device quality issues
  • Medical sentinel events
  • Process safety accidents/incidents
  • Equipment reliability issues
  • Neat-miss accidents
  • Production issues
  • Cost overruns
  • Schedule slippage issues
  • Customer complaints
  • Security issues
  • Product waste issues
  • Hardware/software failures

And that’s just to name a few!

And the instructors scheduled to teach the course are Mark Paradies and Linda Unger – the inventors of TapRooT®!

The course is being held at a great hotel in the center of Rome. Watch this video for a bird’s eye view of the location…

 

Here’s the hotel’s web site:

http://www.hotelnazionale.it

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As you can see, the hotel is just a couple of blocks from the Pantheon. And near many of Rome’s tourist attractions.

You probably won’t get an opportunity like this again. Because this course is so special, you should register today for the March 18-19, 2015 course to make sure you save your spot! Also, get your hotel reservation set. You don’t want to miss this great training in a great location.

Summit Attendees Share Favorite Aspects of 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit

December 5th, 2014 by

Take a look at this video testimonial of Billy Hendricks who attended our 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. He discusses some important information he took back to work with him from our great summit sessions.

Don’t have a chance to listen to the whole video? Read the dialogue below.

Billy, what did you think about the Summit Session, OSHA: Be Prepared for Sweeping Workplace Safety Changes?

“The former leader of OSHA under the Bush administration put an emphasis on safety of how important it was to you and me and to our company’s, and how we need to get passionate about being safe. Everything we do, every single day, not only in our workplace but at home, is so important to do it safely so that we can continue on.”

What were other sessions you enjoyed, as well?

“We just got done with the session on Body Language and how to interpret someone’s body language. It’s not just the interviewing and getting the answers but also finding out what their body is telling you when doing an interview. It is an important part in an interview investigation to find a root cause of something.”

Absolutely! Very helpful and important information in Barb’s session. 

 

Want more information on the Summit and the sessions offered in the upcoming one in June? Click Here. 

Registration for our June 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit will be available on December 30. Stay tuned!

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