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Root Cause Analysis – Not Just for Accident Investigation

- January 8, 2018 by Rick Fineman (View all posts by Rick)
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Safety professionals have been using root cause analysis for decades to understand and solve a problem. Fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams, the 5-Whys analysis and other approaches are useful tools for investigating serious losses. These techniques can be just as …  Read more …

Resolution #7: Investigate for Root Cause and Make Changes to Stop Reoccurrences

- October 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When an accident occurs, the top priority is to make sure the injured employee is taken care of and out of danger. But after that is done, a thorough accident investigation must be conducted to figure out what went wrong …  Read more …

Near Miss Examples Are All Around Us

- August 25, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Last month, the San Francisco airport nearly saw a horrible disaster. Luckily tragedy was avoided when the landing aircraft diverted away from a taxiway filled with planes ready to take off. I’m writing about this event because it is an …  Read more …

Diagnosis of an Incident – Electrical Control Panel Incident

- August 11, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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As a workplace safety expert, it’s important that you’re able to use a detective’s eye when evaluating the cause of an accident. Let’s take a look at a true case, and work backwards to determine how and why the incident occurred. …  Read more …