Category: Courses

Is April just a bad month?

April 24th, 2018 by

I was reading a history of industrial/process safety accidents and noticed that all the following happened in April:

Texas city nitrate explosion

April 16, 1947 – 2,200 tons of ammonium nitrate detonates in Texas City, Teas, destroying multiple facilities and killing 581 people.

Deepwater horizon

April 20, 2010 – A blowout, explosions, and fire destroy the Deepwater Horizon, killing 11. This was the worst oil spill in US history.

West texas

April 17, 2013 – 10 tons of ammonium nitrate detonates in West, Texas, destroying most of the town and killing 15 people.

Maybe this is just my selective vision making a trend out of nothing or maybe Spring is a bad time for process safety? I’m sure it is a coincidence but it sure seems strange.

Do you ever notice “trends” that you make you wonder … “Is this really a trend?”

The best way to know is to apply our advanced trending techniques. Watch for our new book coming out this Summer and then plan to attend the course next March prior to the 2019 Global TapRooT® Summit.

Career Opportunities for Candidates with TapRooT® Skills

April 23rd, 2018 by

If you are TapRooT® trained, you can count on your education, experience, and expertise to speak volumes about your preparation for successful career development. Professional training and skill sets in investigation, problem-solving, and root cause analysis will communicate confidence and competency to the potential employer across the desk from you. If you have TapRooT® training and skills, step into a brand-new position through one of these global opportunities.

Associate-Senior Engineer Nuclear (Electrical)

Environmental Safety & Health Manager

Integrity Risk Engineer

Manager – EHS/Quality

Patient Safety Analyst Nurse

Pipeline Risk/Integrity Engineer

Regional EHS Director

Regional EHS Director

Reliability Engineer

Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer (Multiple Unit Technologies)

Specialist – Customer Quality

 

If you are not yet TapRooT® trained, becoming TapRooT® trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents is clearly the proven path to develop your skill sets and training. Pursue your goals through these TapRooT® courses to advance your professional development.

Pensacola, Florida, April 30, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Toronto, Canada, May 7, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 21, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Cork, Ireland, May 23, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Bogota, Colombia, May 28, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Perth, Australia, May 30, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 4, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Singapore, Singapore, June 11, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Gear up with TapRooT® in Gatlinburg

April 18th, 2018 by

In less than a week, learn everything you need to know to conduct an investigation and develop effective Corrective Actions. A TapRooT® course can be a career booster or a professional game changer.

From beginners to experts, TapRooT® Techniques are designed for everyone. You will learn 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. Techniques learned include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®, plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement. 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!

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their workplace 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.

For the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training, we’ll gather at Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg on June 4. The inn offers out-the-door convenience to local highlights or for a stroll through downtown Gatlinburg.

Experience Gatlinburg
Wrapped by the hazy blue Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is beautiful by day and by night. Take a break from your coursework and soak up live music (and maybe some moonshine!) at one of these venues: Smoky Mountain Brewery, Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill, Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Sugarlands Distilling Company. If you want to go farther afield, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville have much to offer.

Catch a show at the Space Needle or Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Soar up Crockett Mountain on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift by night for one of the best panoramic overlooks of the mountain town. Ascend to Ober Gatlinburg for indoor ice skating, a wildlife encounter, the alpine slide, and a scenic chairlift.

Hiking and biking are great ways to get next to nature in the Smokies. The sky’s the limit here: Cades Cove, Greenbriar, Mount LeConte, Ramsey Cascades, Laurel Falls, and so many more. Drive through Roaring Fork Motor Trail for a true taste of the grandeur of these ancient mountains. Insider’s tip: Roll your car windows down on this motor trail and listen to the force of the water.

Discover gems to explore on our Gatlinburg Pinterest page and plan your TapRooT® trip to Gatlinburg today.

Register here to advance your professional development in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

TapRooT® Around the World: Colombia

April 17th, 2018 by

Many thanks to Diana Munevar for this TapRooT® training photo from a refresher course at Occidental de Colombia, LLC in Colombia!

Put yourself in this picture. Advance your career and your development through TapRooT® training!

We are global to meet your needs. Register today for a TapRooT® Training course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Below is a sample of our upcoming courses.

May 2, 2018: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

May 7, 2018: Toronto, Canada, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

May 14, 2018: Cape Town, South Africa, 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

May 24, 2018: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

June 04, 2018: Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

June 06, 2018: Aberdeen, Scotland, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

June 11, 2018: Denver, Colorado, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

July 16, 2018: Auckland, New Zealand, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

August 08, 2018: Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

August 27, 2018: Monterrey, Mexico, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

September 26, 2018: Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

October 14, 2018: Dubai, UAE, 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Take TapRooT® in Toronto

April 13th, 2018 by

Enhance your career with TapRooT® in Toronto!

The 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training course is designed for every level of learning, from new learners to expert. In less than a week, 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. The Techniques include: SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper® plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement.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!

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.

For the 5-Day training course, we’ll be at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites at 5875 Airport Road. Enjoy the ample amenities of the hotel. When you’re rested up, we suggest you take a break to enjoy your host city.

Experience Toronto
Take advantage of the view atop an observation deck at CN Tower; the 1,815-foot tower is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shop, enjoy the atmosphere, and taste authentic brews in the historic Distillery District, a cobblestoned pedestrian-only neighborhood. You’ll be amid Victorian buildings, art galleries, performance spaces, cafes, restaurants, and a brewery.

From the District, walk over to historic St. Lawrence Market for scrumptious Canadian fare. If the weather is good, hop a ferry to nearby Toronto Islands, or enjoy our beaches. When the season is right, go to Air Canada Centre to yell on the Toronto Maple Leafs. And any weather is right for getting your hockey fix on at the Hockey Hall of Fame, just a block or so east of Union Station. Use our Toronto Pinterest board to help you plan your Toronto experience.

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Meet TapRooT® in Pittsburgh

April 13th, 2018 by

Enhance your career in Pittsburgh!

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!

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.

For the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training course, we’ll congregate at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown at 535 Smithfield Street. Enjoy the ample amenities of the hotel. When you’re rested up, take a break to enjoy your host city.

Experience Pittsburgh
Cross a piece of history as you travel above the Monongahela River via the Hot Metal Bridge, a truss bridge that’s part of America’s steel-making heritage during WWII. You can hike or bike the Great Allegheny Passage trail that crosses this bridge in the approach to Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle area. Hey, in the Steel City, with 446 bridges, you have to cross one!

If you’re a history/architecture buff, check out the Laurel Highlands mountain region where you can tour Fallingwater, the famed Frank Lloyd Wright house. Back in Pittsburgh proper, you can relish beautiful Victorian homes in the tree-lined East End, stately row houses on the North Side, and over 80 bars in the Southside. Venture to Lawrenceville for its art galleries and hipsters, and Oakland is the college town and home of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, plus scads of museums, green spaces, and ethnic restaurants. Use our Pittsburgh Pinterest board to help you plan.

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Don’t forget to register here for a career-changing experience.

Taste Cork & get TapRooT® Trained

April 11th, 2018 by

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Come to Ireland to learn TapRooT® and explore Cork!

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 the Imperial Hotel Cork on South Mall, where guests such as Sir Walter Raleigh, Thackeray, Liszt, and Dickens have stayed. Walk out the door to nearby restaurants and local highlights. Connect with us to discover more to see and do on our Cork Pinterest board.

Grab your camera and get ready to see Cork, easy to cover on foot. This city on the southwest coast of Ireland has a history steeped in religious, sporting, musical, and culinary traditions. Cork was founded in the 6th century by Saint Fin Barre and is home to Murphy’s Irish Stout, beautiful Fitzgerald Park on the River Lee, and plenty of rugby.

With its heritage dating to the 12th century, the Church of St Anne is home to the famous Four-Faced Liar and one of Cork’s most iconic landmarks, the Shandon Bells. Climb to the first floor and play the bells; the tunes are on numbered cards. Go up to the steeple’s top for an amazing panoramic view of “the rebel city,” as Cork has been known since the Wars of the Roses.

Here’s a little something to tuck into your mobile to help you in speaking like and interpreting the locals.

Course 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 in Cork, Ireland.

Pick up TapRooT® in Auckland

April 10th, 2018 by

Take two days to become TapRooT® Trained in Auckland. Within these two days, you’ll gain experience and perspective in myriad workplace situations. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems.

At the completion of your course, you’ll receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. The true benefit is that you will have added the advantage of professional training to your expertise and on your resume!

While you’re in Auckland, you may want to take a day or two and explore the area. Cornwall Park is a haven in Auckland’s center, featuring gardens, panoramic views, grazing sheep and cattle, free seasonal events, and recreational paths. See views atop Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Tiritiri Matangi Island, in the sparkling blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, 19 miles northeast of Auckland, is rich in Māori and European history and a stunning wildlife sanctuary for New Zealand’s native birds. Ferry to Waiheke Island, with pristine forests and vineyards, for a wine or culinary experience. When you’re making plans or while you are there, be sure to use our Auckland Pinterest board to discover adventures, dining suggestions, and city sights.

In the course, we’ll participate in an exercise, using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one or more for us to dive into. These may be written reports, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

Advance your professional development through TapRooT® Training: Register for a two-day, game-changing experience in Auckland.

Learning TapRooT® in Canberra

April 9th, 2018 by

Spend two days with TapRooT® Training in Canberra and gain expertise and perspective in workplace situations. Learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems.

At the completion of your course, you’ll receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

While you’re in the capital city of Australia take time to become familiar with Canberra. It’s small wonder that Canberra is dubbed “the new capital of cool,” since the city encircled by a sash of mountains had its blueprint determined via an international design competition in 1911. To snap some of the cultural coolness, grab your camera and walk to the Shine Dome, its design inspired by Sputnik I. The National Museum of Australia holds the records of Australia’s social history; even on the outside, this non-symmetrical complex weaves together stories of the Australian confluence of cultures. If you’re lucky, you may catch a rugby match at Canberra Stadium.

Cyclists, walkers, and nature lovers experience the best of Canberra’s urban and natural environments on the Centenary Trail; download the app and learn while you take in the history and natural beauty. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve lets you enter a world of endangered species, as well as a wide range of Australian animals including kangaroos, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, and many other birds and reptiles. Canberra is only two hours’ drive to the New South Wales south coast with its stunning scenery, unspoiled beaches, and quaint towns. When you’re making plans or while you are there, be sure to use our Canberra Pinterest board to discover adventures, dining and nightspots, and city sights.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their work environment to use in a team exercise. These may be written reports, or course participants may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

Advance your professional development through TapRooT® Training: Register for a two-day, game-changing experience in Canberra.

See Perth and learn TapRooT®

April 6th, 2018 by

Career development awaits you in Perth, Australia! In two days with TapRooT® in Perth, you’ll learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other situational categories of problems.

At course completion, you will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Your 2-Day TapRooT® course location will offer out-the-door convenience to some of Perth’s local highlights. While you’re planning to visit Perth, you may want to stay a day or two longer, before or after your course, to take advantage of a capital city that offers everything from outstanding natural surrounds to the modern vibrancy of its atmosphere. Sightsee among 1800 trails on horseback. His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, will delight history buffs with its Edwardian influence and craftsmanship. Muse over vintage aircraft at the Aviation Heritage Museum at Bull Creek and encounter aviation history, from the Lancaster Bomber to the Spitfire to the Catalina flying boat. The sky’s the limit for nature lovers in Perth; you may want to begin with Rottnest Island, Penguin Island, or savor a blend of foodie heaven, wildlife, rolling hills, and vineyards in the verdant Swan Valley. Use the locations we’ve pinpointed on TapRooT®’s Perth Pinterest board as your exploration guide.

In the course, we’ll participate in an exercise, using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one or more for us to dive into. These may be written reports, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

To advance your professional development through TapRooT® training, register here for a career-changing experience in Perth!

Also available in Perth are the following:

July 19, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

August 9, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

September 3, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

October 4, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

December 13, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

TapRooT® Around the World: Neuquen, Argentina

April 4th, 2018 by

Students in an onsite course at Helmerich & Payne Inc., Neuquen, Argentina, dug into the details of the absorbing 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training, taught by TapRooT® Instructor Piedad Colmenares.

Many thanks to Helmerich & Payne Inc. for hosting the onsite course and to Diana Munevar for these inspiring training photos!

See yourself in this picture. Advance your career and your development through TapRooT® training!

We are global to meet your needs. Register today for a TapRooT® Training course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Below is a sample of our upcoming courses.

April 19, 2018: Budapest, Hungary, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

April 25, 2018: Bogota, Colombia, 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

May 2, 2018: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

May 7, 2018: Toronto, Canada, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

May 14, 2018: Cape Town, South Africa, 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

May 24, 2018: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

June 11, 2018: Denver, Colorado, 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

July 16, 2018: Auckland, New Zealand, 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

October 14, 2018: Dubai, UAE, 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Take TapRooT® in Brisbane

March 29th, 2018 by

Spend two days with TapRooT® Training in Brisbane and gain expertise and perspective in workplace situations. Learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems.

At the completion of your course, you’ll receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

While you’re in Brisbane, get to know your host city. Referred to by locals as “Brizzie,” Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, or the “Sunshine State.” Here, you are surrounded by misty blue hills in a city situated by the Brisbane River. Explore Brisbane culture through open-air dining experiences, wander the botanic garden, go in-line skating or biking along riverfront pathways, ferry the river on a CityCat, or check out North Stradbroke and Moreton islands. History fact: Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War II. When you’re making plans or while you are there, be sure to use our Brisbane Pinterest board to discover adventures, dining and coffee spots, and city sights.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their work environment to use in a team exercise. These may be written reports, or course participants may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

Advance your professional development through TapRooT® Training: Register for a two-day, game-changing experience in Brisbane.

May 22, 2018, Brisbane, Australia: 2-Day TapRooT® Techniques

July 16, 2018, Brisbane, Australia: 2-Day TapRooT® Techniques

September 4, 2018, Brisbane, Australia: 2-Day TapRooT® Techniques

Learn TapRooT® in Sao Paulo: May 21 – 25

March 28th, 2018 by

Spend five days in fascinating Sao Paulo, Brazil, with TapRooT®! You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems. Among the unique TapRooT® techniques, you’ll work with SnapCharT®, Root Cause Tree® & Corrective Action Helper®, plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis, and Proactive Improvement.

At course completion, attendees will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

The 5-Day TapRooT® course location will offer out-the-door convenience to Sao Paulo’s local highlights. Go for a refreshing walk in Ibirapuera Park. Be sure to browse and discover gems to explore on our Sao Paulo Pinterest board. Culture note: A person born in Sao Paulo state is called a paulista; someone born in the city is a paulistano.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their work environment to use in a team exercise. These may be either written reports or, alternately, course participants may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We will divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

To advance your professional development through TapRooT® training, register here for Sao Paulo.

Testimonial Tuesday

March 27th, 2018 by

Here are recent evaluations from our 5-Day and 2-Day Root Cause Analysis Courses:

  • “Site uses corrective action software that has (SMARTER) fields built in that make actions easier to track.” – Kelle
  • “I will come away a better investigator. I feel confident in the process I need to follow to help find the true root cause.” – Orrin
  • “Will definitely improve my incident investigations.” – Ryan
  • “Opened my eyes to many more root causes.” – Twila
  • “Much more interactive than other courses I have taken.” – Todd
  • “I like how the process weeds out the upfront debates that slow down and complicate the process.” – Rob

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

Looking to attend a course near you? Then click on the link below to see what courses are available near you.

2-Day Essentials TapRooT® Training
5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis TapRooT® Training

Learning TapRooT® in Pensacola: April 30 – May 1

March 23rd, 2018 by

Spend two days with TapRooT® Training in Pensacola and gain expertise and perspective in workplace situations. You’ll learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems.

At course completion, you’ll receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

The 2-Day TapRooT® course at Marriott Courtyard Pensacola also offers access to highlights in this westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Take a virtual cockpit tour and see more than 150 restored, one-of-a-kind aircraft at the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest museum of its kind. Explore Historic Pensacola Village and enjoy nightlife at Seville Square. Be sure to check out our Pensacola Pinterest board for cool places and adventures. Fun fact: The exact number of stairs at the historic Pensacola Lighthouse is 177.

Attendees should bring safety incidents or quality issues from their work environment to use in a team exercise. These may be written reports, or course participants may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem.

Advance your professional development through TapRooT® Training: Register here for a two-day, game-changing experience.

Learn with TapRooT® in Budapest: April 19 – 20

March 22nd, 2018 by

What will you learn in two days with TapRooT® in Budapest? You’ll learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, and many other categories of problems.

At course completion, you will receive a certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI, the online software service. Importantly, you will have the advantage of professional training in your expertise and on your resume!

Your 2-Day TapRooT® course location will offer out-the-door convenience to local highlights. Stay a bit longer before or after your course and enjoy this European city with its elegant architecture. Shop for a great find from the Central Market Hall. Cruise the Danube River. Walk the storied Chain Bridge, the first of eight bridges linking Buda with Pest. Discover gems to explore on TapRooT®’s Budapest Pinterest board.

What to bring? We’ll participate in an exercise using safety incidents or quality issues from your work environment. Be sure to bring one or more for us to dive into. These may be written reports, or you may share knowledge of an incident without a written report. We’ll divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a unique problem. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn in two days that you can immediately apply!

To advance your professional development through TapRooT® training, register here for your incredible experience in Budapest.

TapRooT® Around the World

March 16th, 2018 by

TapRooT® instructor, Marco Flores-Verdugo, sent us these photos from a course in Monterrey, Mexico that Marco and Jesus Reynoso taught. Looks like a fun group, and they had a good time learning how to use TapRooT®.

Want to attend a TapRooT® training course?

5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Root Cause Tip: Luck Versus Being Consistent, Success and Failure Can Come From Both

March 14th, 2018 by

Every best practice can be a strength or a weakness. Even one phrase like “I will ____” can be self-defeating or uplifting. “I will succeed” versus “I will fail.” Both phrases set your compass for success or failure. Okay, so what does philosophy have to do with root cause analysis? Simple….

Practice safe behaviors, build and sustain safe and sustainable processes with good best practices, and success is measured by less injuries, less near-misses, and more efficient processes.

Practice unsafe behaviors, build unsafe but sustainable processes with poor best practices, and success is measured by more injuries, more near-misses, and wasteful business processes. Safety only happens by luck!

Guess what? In many cases, you can still be in compliance during audits but still meet the criteria of “unsafe but sustainable processes with poor best practices . . . measured by more injuries, more near-misses, and wasteful business processes.”

This is why Question Number 14 on the TapRooT® Root Cause Tree® is so important.

Not every Causal Factor/Significant Issue that occurred during an incident or was found during an audit is due to a person just breaking a rule or taking shortcuts. In many cases, the employee was following the rules to the “T” when the action that the employee performed, got him/her hurt or got someone else hurt.

Take time to use the TapRooT® Root Cause Tree®, Root Cause Tree® Dictionary, and Corrective Action Helper® as designed to perform consistently with a successful purpose.

Want to learn more? Attend one of our public TapRooT® Courses or contact us to schedule an onsite course.

Testimonial Tuesday

March 13th, 2018 by

If you have attend one of courses or a TapRooT® Summit at some point you’ve probably been asked to give a testimonial or filled out one of our course evaluations. We take your feedback seriously. So, thank you for helping us grow and improve.

Read what people have to say about our new Corrective Action Helper®.

  • “The book Corrective Action Helper® is a very good quick line for C.A. in general.” – W. Wiech
  • “The Corrective Action Helper® guide will certainly prove valuable.” – Terry Fisher

Read what benefits people received from attending our 2-Day Training Course.

  • “Gives you the ability to remove bias out.” – Jackie Nippard
  • “I see myself improving on the entire II process and I now have the tools to improve.” – Mark
  • “I have a better perspective of the details that contribute to incidents.” – Waylon Munch

TapRooT® Around the World

March 9th, 2018 by

TapRooT® instructor, Heidi Reed, sent us these photos from a course that she and Barry Baumgardner are teaching at Energy XXI in Grand Isle, LA. Looks like a great group!

 

Want to learn about your onsite course options?

Contact us!

Learn new skills in Lake Charles

February 23rd, 2018 by

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.

Comments from a TapRooT® Course Participant

February 23rd, 2018 by

Malcolm Gresham, one of our instructors from Australia, sent me this video of a long time TapRooT® User who was attending a course for refresher training. Click the link below to watch a .mov (QuickTime) video.

CourseCritique.mov

Thanks Michael for having the course and you have a great memory! Keep reading the definition! Hope to see you at the Global tapRooT® Summit one of these years!

Come learn with us in Lisbon

February 23rd, 2018 by

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.

On the road with TapRooT®: Portland, Oregon

February 23rd, 2018 by

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.

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