Another Early TapRooT® Adopter Passes Away – J Persensky
J Persensky passed away this weekend due to his battle with cancer.
J was Anne Ramey-Smith’s boss at the NRC when we developed a process for the NRC to look into human performance problems at nuclear utilities. This work helped SI (at that time, just Mark Paradies and Linda Unger) test certain aspects of TapRooT® and allowed us to observe regulators performing root cause analysis.
After that initial contract, I worked with J at several nuclear industry conferences and as a team member developing a guideline for the IEEE for nuclear industry root cause analysis.
We’ll all miss J and know that the industry has lost another human factors pioneer.