April 20, 2008 | Barb Carr

If only preventing accidents were as easy as “breaking the curse”!


“A construction worker’s bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled yesterday when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot.”

Makes you think though…. what would you invest in if it would prevent an accident, production loss, or loss of a customer? Upon purchase and “LITTLE” effort, you could throw away all your post-investment prevention programs. After all, prevention would come overnight…. silly, but don’t some mangers expect quick fixes with little effort to make problems go away? Sorry, even removing this curse took 5 hours of digging through freshly poured concrete to remove the curse.

On the other hand, all effort is not equal. investing in a robust reactive and proactive process to prevent problems from occurring would reward your efforts. Many have already invested in the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of problems PLUS the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Technique for Root Cause Failure Analysis of Equipment Problems. If not ready yet to expend the effort, then you must believe that there are shirts buried under all our favorite teams’ stadiums and company facilities.

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