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Learn new skills in Lake Charles

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Career Development, Courses

Enhance your career in Lake Charles!

TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone, from new learners to expert. In two days, you’ll absorb the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Best of all, you will have the advantage of professional training in your skill set and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll congregate at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles on March 6-7. Enjoy the Golden Nugget’s ample amenities; take a break on the waterfront; or soak up history or local art. Use our Lake Charles Pinterest to help you plan.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. Bring either written reports or, alternately, you may offer an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people; each team will analyze a different problem during the course.

Register here for a career-changing experience.

Come learn with us in Lisbon

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Career Development, Courses

Meet us in Lisbon!

TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone, from beginners to experts. In two days, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. At course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, our online software service. Above all, you’ll have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll assemble March 8-9 at the EVOLUTION Lisboa Hotel, in the heart of Lisbon, a 10-minute drive from the airport. Enjoy free WiFi and the spa and sauna while you’re there, or explore the surrounding Arroios neighborhood. Discover spots you may want to visit on our Lisbon Pinterest.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, and each team will analyze a different problem during during our coursework.

Register here for a course that will advance your career.

Friday joke

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Jokes

On the road with TapRooT®: Portland, Oregon

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 in Career Development, Courses, Uncategorized

Join us in the Pacific Northwest!

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone. In the span of our two-day course, you will learn the TapRooT® Essentials to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other types of problems. Upon course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Most importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your wheelhouse and on your resume!

For the Two-Day TapRooT® Techniques course, we’ll gather at Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center on March 21-22. The centrally located Courtyard offers just-out-the-door convenience to enjoy Portland’s local highlights, or to simply take a refreshing walk. You can also discover gems to explore on our Portland Pinterest.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their facility for a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, you may have knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

Register here to advance your professional development.

How far away is death?

Posted: February 22nd, 2018 in Accidents

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

Posted: February 20th, 2018 in Job Postings

Are you professionally trained in investigative problem solving and root cause analysis? Are you TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents? If so, browse through these openings to advance your professional development.

Safety Specialist II – III

Associate-Senior Engineer Nuclear (Electrical)

QHSSE Advisor

Service Delivery Coordinator

The advantage of training speaks volumes on your resume, and the career you’ve prepared for will stand out to employers worldwide who are looking for candidates with TapRooT® training and skills. Check out these upcoming courses.

Lisbon, Portugal, March 8, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Charlotte, NC, March 19, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Portland, OR, March 21, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, March 21, 2018, 3-Day TapRooT® Equifactor®

Brisbane, Australia, March 26, 2018, 1-Day TapRooT® Equifactor®

Friday joke

Posted: February 16th, 2018 in Accidents, Jokes

Friday Joke

Posted: February 9th, 2018 in Accidents, Jokes

Monday accidents & lessons learned

Posted: February 5th, 2018 in Accidents, Current Events

Packed with 250 commuters and heading to Milan’s Porta Garibaldi station, the Italian Trenord-operated train derailed January 25, 2018, killing three people and seriously injuring dozens. The train was said to have been traveling at normal speed but was described by witnesses as “trembling for a few minutes before the accident.” A collapse of the track is under investigation. Why is early information-gathering important?

New Name Gives Nod to 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair

Posted: January 31st, 2018 in Summit, Uncategorized

Visitors and Knoxvillians will enter an updated building and a new phase in the life of the formerly named Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center, now known as the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall. The area underneath the downtown Holiday Inn is undergoing a 2.1 million renovation, to include a new roof and remodeled restrooms. The rename and remodel of the hall will be celebrated with a new logo displaying the 1982 World’s Fair flame and international flags in Rubik’s Cube fashion.

The 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit will be hosted in Knoxville Convention Center, February 26 – March 2. Register now to change the way you do business and solve problems.

Road Trip: Find Yourself in Knoxville

Posted: January 30th, 2018 in Summit

You’re never quite the same after a memorable road trip. Curiosity can seize you on a trip, yes, even on a business trip. The 2018 Global TapRooT® Summit is in Knoxville, Tennessee. You have some free time to wander. Time to check out the life and lifestyles. Make new contacts or new friends. Put on a foodie hat and eat like a boss. Pick up souvenirs.

Here, in Knoxville, we invite you to open yourself up to a city that brims with sporting events and nightlife, artists and art, live music and concerts, Broadway performances. Take advantage of our region’s breathtaking scenic drives and take a hike to immerse yourself in spectacular natural beauty. Experience an embarrassment of foodie havens, some mighty fine shopping, and the warmest Southern hospitality around. Save time to sample our downtown winery and distilleries, and hop on a Knox Brew Tour.

Here’s a smattering of suggestions for exploring and good times.

Downtown Knoxville

1. Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902: This building dates to 1925 and besides information about our fair city, you’ll find award-winning WDVX and its famous Blue Plate Special.
2. Market Square
3. Krutch Park (adjacent to Market Square)
4. East Tennessee Historical Society
5. Old City
6. Blue Slip Winery
7. Knox Whiskey Works
8. PostModern Distilling
9. Boyd’s Jig & Reel
10. Knoxville Museum of Art
11. World’s Fair Park
12. Volunteer Landing Park
13. Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
14. First Friday Knoxville

The University of Tennessee

15. The University of Tennessee, 2704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919,
and Neyland Stadium
16. The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Other fun attractions

17. Zoo Knoxville
18. Knoxville Botanical Garden
19. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
20. Cades Cove
21. Maple Hall Bowling
22. World’s Fair Park Sunsphere
23. Ijams Nature Center
24. Navitat Canopy Experience
25. The Muse
26. Cruze Farm Ice Cream
27. Pete’s Coffee Shop
28. Mast General Store

Here’s where to park, sorted by location.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

Posted: January 29th, 2018 in Career Development, Job Postings

Where do you see your career going? Are experiences that fuel your fire factored into your plans? Explore these current opportunities for job seekers with TapRooT® skills:

EHS Manager

Engineer, Maintenance & Reliability

HSE Manager, Improvement & Assurance

HSE Site Supervisor

Machinery Engineer

We have upcoming TapRooT® courses in these locations. Register today and advance your career!

Singapore, March 15, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Training

Newcastle, Australia, March 26, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Essentials

Houston, Texas, April 9, 2018, 2-Day TapRooT® Techniques

Sao Paula, Brazil, May 21, 2018, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Training

Monday Accidents & Lessons Learned

Posted: January 22nd, 2018 in Accidents, Uncategorized

A passenger train leaving London Waterloo station and traveling at about 13 mph (21 km/h) collided with a stationary engineering train. There were no injuries, but both trains were damaged. Glean more insights from the London Waterloo rail accident investigation here.

Job Postings

Posted: January 15th, 2018 in Career Development, Career Development Tips, Job Postings

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

EHS Manager II

EHS Manager

Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineering Supervisor

Electronic Specialty Gas Customer Quality Manager

HSE Site Supervisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

Friday Joke

Posted: January 12th, 2018 in Jokes

Job Postings

Posted: January 8th, 2018 in Career Development, Career Development Tips, Job Postings

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Electronic Specialty Gas Customer Quality Manager

Health System Specialist

HES Ops Specialist

Safety Coordinator

Mgr, EHS Gnrlist

Quality Advisor

Global Business Unit Quality Manager

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

Monday Accidents & Lessons Learned: Nuclear Disaster Averted

Posted: January 8th, 2018 in Accidents

We invite you to listen to podcast #634 in iTunes to learn from “Human Error in Volatile Situations.”

“Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dangerous weapons in the world.”

The weekly public radio show, This American Life, is heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. And more than 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. Hosted by Ira Glass and produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, the show is delivered to stations by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, and is the recipient of all major broadcasting awards.

Friday Joke

Posted: January 5th, 2018 in Jokes

“I’m disappointed. If anyone should have seen the red flags, it was you!”

Job postings

Posted: January 1st, 2018 in Career Development

Discover the career opportunities below for candidates with TapRooT® skills at facilities around the world.

Get trained soon to open up your job opportunities for the new year. Here are some recent postings looking for candidates with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis skills:

Health & Safety Specialist/Engineer/Advisor
Reliability Engineering Supervisor
Field Service Manager
EHS Manager II
Process Safety Specialist
Quality Advisor

Check out our complete listing of 2-day TapRooT® trainings around the world here and register today!

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