January 22, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Would You Be Ready for a Root Cause Analysis in 60 Days?

If you had the unexpected worst case accident at your plant, would you be ready to complete a root cause analysis that would stand up to regulatory and press scrutiny in just 60 days?

That’s what NDK Crystal has to do.

The Rockford Register Star reported:

And within 60 days, the company must provide a corrective action plan, hazard and operability study, and a ‘root cause analysis’ of what triggered the disaster. The company could face fines of $500 a day or more if the information isn’t submitted on time, according to an agreed order among NDK, the Boone County state’s attorney’s office and the Illinois attorney general’s office.

Let’s hope NDK Crystals has some experienced root cause analysts ready to go with advanced root cause analysis techniques ready to apply and maybe a Corrective Action Helper® Module in their patented software. Because on the day you sign the consent order with the EPA, it’s too late to start looking for a TapRooT® Class for your investigators.


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