January 28, 2009 | Barb Carr

Meet TapRooT® Instructor: Brian Tink

TapRooT® Instructor, Brian Tink is co-presenting one of our eye-opening general sessions, “A Root Cause Analysis that Changed a Medical Standard of Practice” at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit.

This general session will highlight how an unfortunate electrical contact incident became the impetus for the development of an electrical injury treatment program throughout the Province of Ontario in Canada. Brian assisted with the creation of the program. His co-presenters will be Jim Thompson, who was injured doing electrical line work, and Dr. Joel Fish, who is the physician who leads the program. The session will cover how Jim’s incident lead to the development of the program, the medical aspects of electrical injuries with an emphasis on a new understanding of the clinical aspects of electrical injury, and how the program runs in Ontario.

Brian is a Certified Utility Safety Administrator and Certified Registered Safety Professional from Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Brian will also be presenting two breakout sessions, “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Which Describes Your Investigations and Reports and What Can You Do To Improve?” and “Improvement Effectiveness Measurement.”

Brian has been a Certified TapRooT® instructor since 1994. He managed the Provincial Health Safety & Environment Program for the largest power distribution company in Ontario, Canada, and developed the TapRooT® incident reporting and investigation methodology at that site. Brian is an experienced investigator and actively works with organizations to develop standards.

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