Environmental engineers use advanced root cause analysis to stop repeat unintentional releases of chemicals and improve regulatory compliance.

Environmental Improvement Using TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis

Use TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis when the answer must be right.

An environmental accident can cause your company to lose its franchise to operate. And then there are EPA fines of $100,000 per day for non-compliance with regulations. TapRooT® can be used to analyze these issues and find and fix their root causes. But isn’t it even better to use TapRooT® to proactively prevent environmental damage and fines?

Learn to apply TapRooT® to:

• Find root causes that you previously would have overlooked.

• Understand and fix the causes of human error.

• Improve equipment reliability to reduce equipment cause environmental releases.

• Avoid fines by preventing accidental environmental releases and other non-compliance issues.

Isn’t it time to try TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis and see what it can do to help you improve your environmental stewardship?


  • Stop accidental pollution of air, water, and soil.
  • Avoid regulatory attention and fines for environmental releases.
  • Improve sustainability by reducing waste.
  • Improve process safety to comply with EPA regulations.
  • Become proactive to avoid accidental releases and environmental non-compliance issues.

TapRooT® - Changing the Way the World Solves Problems

Root Cause Analysis is a critical part of your management system. TapRooT® was built (and is continuously improved) to help your company meet the ever increasing demands for improved environmental stewardship, safety, regulatory compliance, efficiency, and quality. See how we can help you meet these challenges.


Your people can be world-class problem solvers after attending TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis training,

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TapRooT® Software

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your problem solvers and analyze your root cause data to discover system issues using the patented TapRooT® Software.

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Root Cause Analysis Facilitation and Consulting

Need help with a difficult or politically sensitive investigation? We can support your efforts with our experienced engineers/experts.

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Root Cause Analysis Implementation and Strategy

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Take advantage of our experienced TapRooT® experts to help you design your performance improvement initiative.

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The TapRooT® System enables companies across a wide variety of industries to become better at solving problems within their organization. In fact, we’ve never seen an industry that couldn’t use TapRooT® to improve root cause analysis. See the examples below.

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

You don’t want your company on the nightly news with a picture of oil escaping from your well. Preventing blowouts, oil spills, fatalities, and significant injuries is a key management priority throughout the oil and gas industry. TapRooT® can help your company excel in EHS performance by helping you analyze precursor incidents and prevent major accidents and injuries. In addition, TapRooT®’s Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tables can help improve equipment reliability and improve cost and schedule performance.

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Environmental compliance and safety are a serious issues in the construction industry. US OSHA statistics show that the construction industry fatality rate is above the US industrial average. Don’t let a fatality happen at your company. Find out how TapRooT® can help your construction company improve environmental performance and save lives by learning from precursor incidents to major accidents. And proactively improve performance by using TapRooT® when performing audits and observations.

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Energy, Nuclear & Utilities

Whether you are safely building a wind turbine, improving grid reliability, or stoping human errors at a nuclear plant, TapRooT® can help. TapRooT® includes proven human performance root cause analysis tools that have been applied both reactively and proactively to improve human performance. In addition, TapRooT® includes the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Tables to help you find the causes of equipment failures.

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Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage industries face increasing regulatory oversight as a result of food-borne illness that received considerable press coverage. You don’t want your company to be on page one of The Wall Street Journal after an outbreak of listeria or salmonella or for an environmental incident. TapRooT® can help you analyze the root causes of incidents and prevent the next major failure. In addition, TapRooT® can help you improve your safety performance and prevent serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) and ergonomic injuries.

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Refining & Chemicals

The is constant pressure to improve environmental stewardship, safety, reliability, and efficiency in the refining and chemical industries. Whether you are improving process safety, industrial safety, equipment reliability, environmental compliance, or operating performance, TapRooT® can help. TapRooT® has been proven to help industry leaders prevent major accidents and regulatory incidents. In addition, TapRooT® can help you improve equipment reliability by applying the Equifactor® Troubleshooting Tables.

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Whether you are improving quality with 6 Sigma, improving efficiency by implementing Lean, improving environmental stewardship, or improving safety, TapRooT® can help your manufacturing facility achieve excellence. TapRooT® can be used to understand the causes of human errors and equipment failures that can causer all sorts of incidents and accidents. In addition, you can apply TapRooT® in your initiatives to prevent significant injuries and fatalities (SIFs) and equipment failures.

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Mining & Minerals

Management in the mining and metals industries place significant emphasis on preventing fatalities and improving environmental stewardship. Even with this emphasis, environmental incidents and safety related accidents occur more frequently than we would like. Does your facility want even better performance? Is preventing significant accidents a goal for your company? Would you like to reduce your EPA or MSHA violations and improve your LTI rate? TapRooT® can help by helping you find and fix the root causes of precursor incidents and thereby prevent the next major accident. In addition TapRooT® can help you improve process efficiency, equipment reliability, and product quality.

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Pharmaceuticals & Drugs

Manufacturing quality, environmental stewardship, and safety are all important initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry. TapRooT® can help your company meet strict FDA standards for analysis of out of specification batches, bacterial contamination, mislabeling issues, or drug deterioration while in the supply pipeline. Avoid drug recalls and the black-eye from negative press coverage. In addition, meet tough EPA regulations and improve safety performance by applying TapRooT® to stop major accidents.

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