May 16, 2024 | Mark Paradies

Keep Your Regulator Happy

Keep Your Regulator Happy - Regulations

Regulated Industries Know the Cost of an Unhappy Regulator

An unhappy regulator means a bad day in many industries (nuclear, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, petrochemical, healthcare, aviation, mining, and many others). What can happen?

  • Fines
  • Temporary shutdowns
  • Criminal prosecution for the company
  • Criminal prosecution for executives
  • Loss of your ability to operate your site (permanent shutdown)

So keeping your regulator (or, in some industries, regulators) happy is important.

Keep Your Regulator Happy

What do you need to do to keep a regulator happy? 

No Surprises

First, regulators hate surprises. There’s nothing worse to a regulator than hearing about an accident at one of their regulated facilities. Or hearing that one of the products they regulate has injured someone. 

If you can prevent surprises, you will have a happy regulator.

Problem? Credible Root Cause Analysis

Next, if something does go wrong, regulators expect a thorough and credible root cause analysis that includes proposing effective corrective actions to prevent the problem from happening again. (Regulators hate repeat problems.)

That’s why TapRooT® RCA has been an important part of performance improvement programs at companies in regulated industries, including the nuclear industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, petrochemical, aviation, and healthcare. We are proud to help our clients avoid being seen as “troubled plants” in the regulator’s eyes.

Why TapRooT® RCA

Why do companies in these highly regulated industries choose TapRooT® RCA?

First, it helps the companies develop effective corrective actions for their problems.

Second, by investigating and fixing incidents that potentially have more serious outcomes (precursor Incidents), the companies prevent major accidents (surprises for their regulator).

Third, when they apply TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis, they have an auditable trail that can prove to regulators the thoroughness of the incident investigation.

TapRooT® Root Cause Tree®

Learn More Abot TapRooT® RCA

Want to learn more about TapRooT® RCA and how it can keep you in good graces with your regulator?

We suggest attending the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. Not only will you learn to apply advanced root cause analysis reactively to investigate accidents and precursor incidents, but you will also learn to use the tools proactively to stop accidents before they happen. In addition, you will receive 45 days of free use of the TapRooT® Software to improve your investigation productivity.

Don’t wait. You don’t want an unhappy regulator. Many of our courses fill up and have a waiting list (they are that popular), so sign up today. To see the list of upcoming public 5-Day TapRooT® Courses, CLICK HERE.

Do you have several people to train? Call us at 865-539-2139 to get a quote for a course at your site.

Students discussing an exercise in an on-site TapRooT® Course
Root Cause Analysis
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