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.
This article in the Houston Chronicle about and FDA audit and problems left unsolved at Blue Bell Ice Cream should convince people that thorough root cause analysis and implementation of effective corrective actions is needed to prevent business disasters.
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Could root cause analysis help learn more from this accident? How about a Safeguards Analysis before you hunt?
In the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine in April of 1986, there was a major accident in the city’s largest nuclear power plant. The inadequately trained personnel paired with a flawed reactor design did not produce smooth results. The lack of safety precautions caused a steam explosion and fire that released 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the environment. Onsite death toll totaled to two plant workers, however, the overall death toll, due to the release of the radioactive poison, totaled to 56. In order to decrease the amount of poison released and put the fires out, officials poured sand and boron over the entire site. Additionally, they covered the plant with a concrete structure, but that still did not prevent all the residents from relocating and over 9,000 of them being diagnosed with cancer several months later.
Read this article from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more detailed information: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/chernobyl-bg.html
Below is a video of the 20 year anniversary news story that ABC News covered in 2006. Take a look at just how deadly and devastating this accident was.
Being proactive is just one way you can help prevent a catastrophic event such as this one. Learn root cause analysis techniques to investigate near-misses, and take proactive steps to avoid a major disaster. (Click here to find out more about TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training.)
Attending the 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Course in Hamburg, Germany will be a great experience because the training is exceptional. But you may also be interested in attending the Miniature Wonderland. Watch the following video for more info …
Watch this video and see if you think they learned all the lessons they should have learned …
If you are a ship’s captain, it looks like this…
Like this if you are a fire fighter…
The hardest thing about registering for the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit (June 1-5, 2015, Las Vegas) is deciding which best practices sessions to sign up for among all the great options. This video will help you navigate our online schedule so that you can begin thinking about it before you go through the actual registration process. The video also gives a couple of tips about how to modify your schedule during the registration process. If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the link to the schedule page: http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/summit-schedule
Here’s a CSB video …
What do you think? Has PSM improved in the past ten years? What can we learn?
Is “inherently safer designs” the answer?
Are PSM regulations going to stop accidents?
Are government approaches to PSM inadequate?
Are the suggestions of the CSB inadequate?
Leave your comments here.
Having run an excavator, a track loader, a bulldozer, and a dump truck, this is what your nightmares look like…
The International Business Times reports that a Ukraine coal mine that recently had an accident that killed 34 miners is responsible for 300 fatalities since 1999. See the story at:
The whole rescue process is being complicated by the fighting in the Ukraine.
Another story claim that investment in “safety technology” could have prevented the methane blast at the mine.