July 27, 2011 | Mark Paradies

Root Cause Analysis Tip: Never Have a "Re" Corrective Action.

I’ve seen a lot of “re” corrective actions …

Re-train

Re-emphasize

Re-place a part

Re-mind people about rules

Re-qualify (after you disqualify)

Re-write the procedure

Think about this …

If it didn’t work the first time, why will it work this time?

Instead of using a “re”, why not fix the problem? What caused the first training, emphasizing, part, rule, qualification or procedure to fail?

Consider a more effective Safeguard.

Remove the hazard or remove the target.

Then you might not have REpeat incidents.

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