December 8, 2017 | Mark Paradies

Dennis Osmer – RIP


Dennis Osmer, 70, TapRooT® User/Instructor and safety and ergonomics expert died on December 1, 2017, from bladder cancer.

Dennis started using TapRooT® at Novartis and became the worldwide head of occupational health, safety, environment, and emergency management at CIBA Vision.

After he retired from CIBA Vision in 2008, he became a TapRooT® Instructor and for five years helped students learn to apply TapRooT® to improve safety and quality. In addition, he helped clients by facilitating difficult investigations to stop future safety issues.

Dennis was one of our first clients to show how TapRooT® could be used to investigate and prevent ergonomics issues while working for CIBA Vision. HERE IS A LINK to the success story that he presented at the Global TapRooT® Summit. This work saved many workers the pain and suffering from ergonomic injuries in the facility’s customer support and distribution departments and saved the company over $6 million dollars in workers’ compensation costs in the six years after the program was implemented.

Some people have the ability to make positive change happen, and Dennis was one of those people. Everyone here at System Improvements and all of his students and co-workers, as well as his family, will miss him.

See this link:, for his obituary and memorial.

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