April 17, 2020 | Mark Paradies

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Improve Your TapRooT® RCA Skills

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“How can my folks learn more about TapRooT®
while they are working from home?”

Two ideas:

  • Order some of our new books (CLICK HERE)
  • Attend one (or all) of the upcoming webinars!

Here are the six webinars coming up in the next six weeks:

  1. The New Causal Factor Worksheet Webinar – Tim Diggs & Alex Paradies (April 29)
  2. Grading Investigations for Better Root Cause Analysis – Alex Paradies & Mark Paradies (May 6)
  3. Building Custom Reports Using the TapRooT® Software – Dan Verlinde & Angie Comer (May 13)
  4. Root Cause Analysis for Patient Safety Professionals – Marcus Miller (May 20)
  5. Performing an Investigation Using the TapRooT® Software – Stephanie Tipton & Angie Comer (May 27)
  6. How to Conduct Effective Interviews for Incident Investigations – Barb Carr (June 3)

Read on for a description of the next two webinars…

Learn to Use the New Causal Factor Worksheets – April 29

There are four new worksheets to help you be more thorough in identifying Causal Factors while also saving time. How can people trained to use TapRooT® learn to use these worksheets? By participating in a 90-minute webinar that explains the worksheets and gives you practice using them to identify Causal Factors.

The four worksheets are for different kinds of investigations:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Equipment Failure
  • Patient Safety

This webinar will show you how to use these worksheets to more completely and effectively define Causal Factors in less time.

This webinar will cover:

  • The contents of the four worksheets
  • How to use a worksheet to identify Causal Factors
  • Walkthrough an example using a worksheet
  • Walkthrough an example using the worksheet build into the TapRooT® ® Software
  • Provide an example for you to evaluate using a worksheet
  • Compare your results to an answer key

At the end of this webinar, participants will have learned:

  • How to use a Causal Factor Worksheet
  • How the worksheet helps them develop a more complete list of Causal Factors (less Causal Factors overlooked)

Developing better Causal Factors by using the Causal Factor Worksheets. The worksheets make it easier for new TapRooT® Users to find root causes and perform a better investigation. But the Causal Factor Worksheets also help experienced users make sure they have identified all the Causal Factors and thereby have a more complete root cause analysis.

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE

Meet the instructors…

Tim Diggs is a TapRooT® Strategic Advisor and Instructor and has 24 years of experience in Logistics, Transportation, and Continuous Improvement initiatives. Tim has a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Tennessee.

Alex Paradies is a TapRooT® Strategic Advisor and Instructor and has seven years of manufacturing management and lean implementation leadership and was an internal ISO 9001 Auditor. He has a BS in Material Science and Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Grading Investigations – May 6

Would you like a consistent way to evaluate investigations and coach investigators to improve their skills? To provide management with better incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions? To measure the improvement of investigations over time? If this sounds interesting, then this course is for you!

System Improvements has developed, tested, and improved a grading system for incident investigations. It is based on the TapRooT® 7-Step Process and the science of evaluation and feedback.

The system can be used directly in the TapRooT® VI Software (version 6.8 and beyond) or in an Excel spreadsheet.

This 90-minute webinar, led by Alex Paradies and Mark Paradies, will:

  • Explain how to use the grading sheets/software
  • Review the provided grading criteria
  • Provide an example of the use of the grading system
  • Allow you to try the grading system and ask questions
  • Discuss the use of the grading system by TapRoot® Users and the results they have achieved

Participants will learn to use the grading tools to evaluate and improve investigation. Participants will also consider ways to implement the grading process as part of their incident investigation process and policy.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Meet the instructors…

Alex Paradies is a TapRooT® Strategic Advisor and Instructor and has seven years of manufacturing management and lean implementation leadership and was an internal ISO 9001 Auditor. He has a BS in Material Science and Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Mark Paradies

Mark Paradies is President of System Improvements and co-developer of the TapRooT® System. He has 40 years of experience in high-reliability organizations, process safety, incident investigation, process improvement, and root cause analysis. His career started as a leader in Admiral Rickover’s Nuclear Navy (where he earned Engineer Qualification). He also worked for Du Pont in the areas of human factors, process safety, and performance improvement management before he started System Improvements in 1988. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Nuclear Engineering (with an emphasis on human factors), both from the University of Illinois.

Other Upcoming Webinars

Watch for news about the other four webinars in future posts on the TapRooT® Blog.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 865-539-2139 or CLICK HERE to drop us a note.

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