August 30, 2007 | Mark Paradies

What’s a CAPER?

It seems that every profession has to create its own language.

For example, if you want to be a nuclear industry root cause analyst, you have to know what a CAPER is.

If you are interested, click on the link below to find out!

A CAPER is a Corrective Action to Prevent Event Recurrence.

Why can’t nuclear root cause analysts just use the English words “corrective action”? Obvious. Then everyone would understand what they are talking about.

Do you have any funny, ridiculous, obtuse, interesting, or just plain stupid root cause acronyms that you would like to share? Use the comments box and please tell us what they mean.

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