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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 …

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 …

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

- January 24, 2017 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident, injury, property damage, or could have caused a fatality. Another term …  Read more …