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  • USS Fitzgerald & USS John S McCain Collisions: Response to Feedback from a Reader

    Here is an e-mail I received in response to my recent articles about the Navy’s collision root cause analysis: As a former naval officer (and one who has navigated the infamous Strait of Malacca as Officer of the Deck on a warship bridge twice), I read your post with interest and wanted to respond.  You […]

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  • US Navy 7th Fleet Announces Blame for Crash of the USS Fitzgerald

    The Navy has taken the first action to avoid future collisions at sea after the crash of the USS Fitzgerald. The only question that remains is: Why did it take Rear Admiral Brian Fort two months to determine who the Navy would punish? After all, they knew who the CO, XO, and Command Master Chief […]

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  • What is the Root Cause of the USS Fitzgerald Collision?

    As a root cause analysis expert and former US Navy Officer who was qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and was qualified to stand underway steaming Officer of the Deck watches, I’ve had many friends ask me what was the root cause of the collision of the USS Fitzgerald. Of course, the answer is […]

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  • Remembering an Accident: SS Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks on November 10, 1975

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  • Major Accident Investigation – How To Plan One

    What To Do Before Starting a Major Accident Investigation? Having a major accident at your company is a nightmare. But it is even worse if you are assigned to lead a major accident investigation. What do you do??? This post explains: What is a major accident? When do you start planning? How do you handle […]

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  • Can’t Miss This!

    2022 Global TapRooT® Summit Keynote Speakers – May 2-6 – Knoxville, TN Every year we had a great team of speakers – both Keynote Speakers and Best Practice Session Speakers – at the Global TapRooT® Summit. Years ago I realized I get to pick the Summit Keynote Speakers so why not pick people I really […]

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  • Two Courses to Learn to Make Conservative Decisions

    Do You Make Conservative Decisions? Learn How… Conservative Decision Making … often people take shortcuts and make non-conservative decisions to save time or moneyn when faced with a tough decision. Incident investigators often find non-conservative decisions after major accidents. For example the: BP Deepwater Horizon well blowout and explosion Chernobyl reactor core meltdown Shuttle disasters […]

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  • Do You Need Knowledge & Inspiration to Make it Through 2022?

    2020 & 2021 Were Tough – How Will 2022 Be? If you would have asked me in 2019 how the next two years would turn out, I couldn’t have come close to guessing how rough the years would be. That’s why I think everyone needs to be revitalized, refreshed, and motivated in 2022 to make […]

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  • Weak Signals or Deaf Leaders?

    What is a Weak Signal? Weak Signals … What are they? There are many articles that define the term weak signals. Here are two… EHS Today Terry Mathis – Safety & Performance Excellence: Weak Signals…“… being sensitive to subtle and less obvious aspects of safety.” SITRAMikko Dufva – What is a weak signal?A weak signal […]

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  • Must-See Keynote Speakers at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit

    2022 Dream Team of Speakers… Every year we had a great team of speakers – both Keynote Speakers and Best Practice Session Speakers – at the Global TapRooT® Summit. In 2022, the Summit is being held on on May 2-6 in Knoxville, TN. Years ago I realized I get to pick the Summit Keynote Speakers […]

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