August 22, 2023 | Susan Napier-Sewell

How to Use TapRooT® RCA to Analyze a Single Small Problem

single small problem

In a TapRooT® video, TapRooT® Instructor Ken Reed discusses how to use TapRooT® RCA to analyze a single small problem.

Ken Reed is extremely savvy and a terrific TapRooT® Instructor, and he can definitely educate you to analyze a single small problem! He recently observed that, “Sometimes, there is no need to perform an entire investigation on a tiny problem. You can just take a single Causal Factor through the Root Cause Tree®.”

To put this into the big-picture TapRooT® perspective, Ken explains, “You can use TapRooT® for:

  1. Really large, complex, high-risk incidents (Major Investigation)
  2. Smaller, less complex problems (Low-to-Medium Risk Incidents)
  3. A very simple problem found, for example, during an audit (single Causal Factor)

Watch Ken in the TapRooT® video below as he illustrates a full spectrum of possible uses of TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis. We can teach you how these uses fit with your improvement programs.

OSHA and the EPA underscore the importance of root cause analysis

. . . during an incident investigation, and they’ve highlighted it in a recent Fact Sheet.

“During an incident investigation, an employer
must determine which factors contributed to
the incident, and both OSHA and the EPA
encourage employers to go beyond the minimum
investigation required and conduct a root
cause analysis. A root cause analysis allows an
employer to discover the underlying or systemic,
rather than the generalized or immediate, causes
of an incident. Correcting only an immediate
cause may eliminate a symptom of a problem,
but not the problem itself.”

Call System Improvements Inc. to ensure you are proactive — equipped with TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis — the best root cause analysis — in your business best practices: 865.539.2139.

Do your own investigation into our courses and discover all that TapRooT® can do for you; contact us or call us: 865.539.2139.

Image source/credit: Image by Tibor Janosi Mozes from Pixabay.

Implementation, Root Cause Analysis
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