June 17, 2009 | Barb Carr

Root Cause Analysis Tip: Do Your Lost Time Incident Numbers Show You Have Everything In Control?

This is your company level Process Behavior Chart for LTI’s…. since you see no Special Cause Indicators is this good?


Careful…. what happens if you break these numbers down (aggregate) by different departments that have different levels of risk? Let us say that your Electrical Department’s LTI’s (see the Process Behavior Chart below) went up while your Supply Department Numbers went down?

Guess what… not knowing what your numbers truly say could mean a lost opportunity. In this case this could mean an electrocution the next time around. Had you taken our Trending Course and collected your TapRooT® investigated Root Causes you could then take your numbers down to the next level and Pareto your top Root Causes to know where to start looking for system level issues.

If you want to know what do to with your TapRooT® Data, attend the Advanced Trending Techniques during the Pre-Summit: http://www.taproot.com/summit.php?t=pre-summit#advancedtrending

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