Root Cause Analysis - methods and best practice

August 25, 2014
A critical part of any safety management system comes after incidents occur. Effective incident investigation including root cause analysis can provide many answers for your organization regarding why an incident or event has occurred. Even if your safety department excels at completing investigations and undertaking corrective actions, your SMS will not be effective if you fail to identify root causes quickly and accurately. Safety teams that make Root Cause Analysis central to their day-to-day activities will significantly improve their ability to better the safety of the workplace and ensure that incidents do no reoccur. In these slides, Medgate Safety expert Shannon Crinklaw discusses Root Cause Analysis, outlining its potential impact, covering different analysis methodologies and outlining best practices. To view the accompanying webinar, go to http://bit.ly/X518oY where you will learn: What type of incidents are most common. Mistakes that organizations should avoid when carrying out root cause analysis. Different models of root cause analysis, such as Five Why and Cause-and-Effect diagrams. The long term benefits of root cause analysis efforts.
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