TapRooT® Books

Changing the Way the World Solves Problems

Using the Essential TapRooT® Techniques
to Investigate Low-to-Medium Risk Incidents

 

Learn to do investigations for low-to-medium risk incidents as fast and easy as possible with credible results and effective corrective actions.  Using the Essential TapRooT® Techniques to Investigate Low-to-Medium Risk Incidents makes TapRooT® simple to understand in just 50 pages.  

Chapter 1: When is a Basic Investigation Good Enough?

Chapter 2: How to Investigate a Fairly Simple Problem Using the Basic Tools of the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System Improvements

  • Find Out What Happened & Draw a SnapCharT®
  • Decision: Stop or More to Learn?
  • Find Causal Factors Using Safeguard Analysis
  • Find Root Causes Using the Root Cause Tree® Diagram
  • Develop Fixes Using the Corrective Action Helper Module
  • Optional Step: Find and Fix Generic Causes
  • What is Left Out of a Basic Investigation to Make it Easy?

Chapter 3: Comparing the Results of a 5-Why Investigation to a Basic TapRooT® Investigation

Appendix A: Quick Reference: How to Perform a Basic TapRooT® Investigation

About the Authors

Mark Paradies and Linda Unger are co-developers of the TapRooT® system. Mark has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Nuclear Engineering (with an emphasis on human factors), both from the University of Illinois. Linda has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and human factors training from the University of Michigan.

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