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.