March 1, 2010 | Barb Carr

Combining TapRooT® with INPO’s Error Prevention Tools to Improve Human Performance

Rob Fisher and Ron Pryor will discuss how Alcoa Davenport Works improved performance by using TapRooT® tools to identify vulnerabilities, and known error reduction techniques to reduce the probability of events related to human errors  during their “Combining TapRooT® with INPO’s Error Prevention Tools to Improve Human Performance” session at the 2010 TapRooT® Summit.

ronpryor Ron Pryor is a Senior Staff Safety Engineer, and the facility’s Human Performance Coordinator, at Alcoa’s Davenport Works aluminum rolling mill in Bettendorf, Iowa. Ron’s 29 year Alcoa career has included assignments in Operating Line Management, Production Planning and Supply Chain, and over 17 years in Health and Safety, where he has worked with the full spectrum of safety programs and initiatives. Ron is currently leading and coordinating the integration of human performance concepts, including root cause analysis, across all organizational functions. Ron is a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified TapRooT® Instructor, and a member of ASSE. Ron attended Wittenberg University (BA Business Administration) and West Virginia University (MS Safety Management). After spending a significant portion of the past 20 years coaching and officiating youth soccer, volleyball, and basketball, Ron completed a 300 mile bicycle ride across Iowa in the summer of 2009.

robfisherRob Fisher is currently the owner and president of Fisher IT, Inc. and Global Procedure Services, LLC. Rob has extensive experience in performing event investigations, designing performance improvement systems, designing and improving corrective action programs, designing and running procedure programs, and educating staff. He is a sought after trainer, and is routinely invited to speak at international, national and regional conferences on safety, procedures, performance improvement, human performance and event investigation.

For more information about presentations planned for the 2010 TapRooT® Summit, visit our website.

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