August 21, 2009 |

Meet TapRooT® Instructor: Ken Turnbull

ken-turnbullKen Turnbull is a Consultant and TapRooT® Instructor with an impressive resume of worldwide experience. Ken specializes in developing proactive measurements for safety programs, coaching executives in demonstrating management commitment to safety, and doing root cause investigations.

He worked for Texaco for 32 years and led many accident and incident investigations as Texaco’s Corporate Safety Manager. He used and taught the TapRooT® method for over eight years at Texaco and was instrumental in convincing executive management of Texaco the importance of reporting and determining the root causes of all incidents, including near misses.

Ken is a CSP, a former member of the NFPA 30 Committee, a former member of the Technical Steering Committee of the Center for Chemical Process Safety and a former Chairman of the API Safety and Fire Protection Sub-Committee. He has taught courses in the USA, Canada, Scotland, and Africa.

Meet Ken at the TapRooT® Summit!

Ken will be sharing his expertise at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, October 7-9, 2009. He will be co-facilitating the Panel Discussion: Some Less Than Obvious Lessons Learned from the BP Texas City Refinery Explosion with Mark Paradies, David Lynn, and Mike Kelly.

Ken will also be presenting Advanced Ideas for Defining Causal Factors.  “When you are doing a root cause analysis (RCA) it means that your customer did not manage risk to their satisfaction,” said Ken.  “Causal factor determination is actually a qualitative risk analysis that should be done early in the RCA to make evidence gathering more efficient. This session will show how qualitative risk analysis should be used to determine causal factors.”

The Investigation and Root Cause Analysis track at the 2009 Summit includes this informative best practice session, but you can also choose this session by creating a Custom track!  Don’t miss the opportunity to join Ken and other world-class experts in Nashville, Tennessee this October!

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