Keep Your Regulator Happy
Regulated Industries Know the Cost of an Unhappy Regulator
In many industries (nuclear, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, petrochemical, healthcare, aviation, and many others), an unhappy regulator means a bad day. What can happen?
- Temporary shutdowns
- Criminal prosecution for the company
- Criminal prosecution for executives
- Loss of your ability to operate your site (permanent shutdown)
So keeping your regulator (or, in some industries, regulators) happy is important.
Keep Your Regulator Happy
What do you need to do to keep a regulator happy?
First, regulators hate surprises. There’s nothing worse to a regulator than hearing about an accident at one of their regulated facilities. Or hearing that one of the products they regulate has injured someone.
If you can prevent surprises, you will have a happy regulator.
Problem? Credible Root Cause Analysis
Next, if something does go wrong, regulators expect a thorough and credible root cause analysis that includes proposing effective corrective actions that will keep the problem from happening again. (Regulators hate repeat problems.)
That’s why TapRooT® RCA has been an important part of performance improvement programs at companies in regulated industries, including the nuclear industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, petrochemical, aviation, and healthcare. We are proud to help our clients avoid being seen as “troubled plants” in the regulator’s eyes.
Why TapRooT® RCA
Why do companies in these highly regulated industries choose TapRooT® RCA?
First, it helps the companies develop effective corrective actions for the problems they are having.
Second, by investigating and fixing incidents that have the potential for more serious outcomes (precursor Incidents), the companies prevent major accidents (surprises for their regulator).
Third, when they apply TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis, they have an auditable trail that can prove to regulators the thoroughness of the incident investigation.
Learn More Abot TapRooT® RCA
Want to learn more about TapRooT® RCA and how it can keep you in good graces with your regulator?
We suggest attending the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. Not only will you learn to apply advanced root cause analysis reactively to investigate accidents and precursor incidents, but also you will learn to use the tools proactively to stop accidents before they happen. In addition, you will receive 45 days of free use of the TapRooT® Software to improve your investigation productivity.
Don’t wait. You don’t want an unhappy regulator. And many of our courses fill up and have a waiting list (they are that popular). So, sign up today. See the list of upcoming public 5-Day TapRooT® Courses; CLICK HERE.
Do you have several people to train? Call us at 865-539-2139 to get a quote for a course at your site.