April 1, 2024 | Ken Reed

Is There “Nothing More To Learn”?

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When something happens at our facilities, we often have to determine the severity of the incident. Is this “really bad”? Is it “only” a minor event? Is there a high potential for serious consequences, or is this only a minor blip? Could this happen again in the future, or is this very unlikely to recur? How do we know when there is nothing more to learn — what a great topic for a TapRooT® Summit session!

These are all questions that have to be answered when determining if an investigation is needed, and if so, what will be the scope of that investigation? Most of us have some type of risk matrix to help us make these determinations.

Even when these assessments determine that the consequences are minor and the likelihood of recurrence is low, can we just move on with a simple corrective action and skip the RCA? Or should we be looking deeper at these types of incidents for additional criteria?

Join Ken Bloch on May 1, 11:30 am, for his session, “Knowing When There’s Nothing More to Learn.”

Ken Bloch will be discussing how this assessment should be conducted, concentrating on process safety specifically. He’ll be looking at a screening program, based on the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers’ system, to help you determine when an investigation should be triggered. Even if your risk matrix criteria may allow you to opt out of an investigation, maybe it makes sense to voluntarily perform an RCA anyway.

This is just one of the terrific sessions available to you in the Safety Improvement track at the Global TapRooT® Summit. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how industry leaders are applying their expertise to manage risk and prevent future incidents. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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